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Ready Report: Week 4 Legislative Update

Good morning, Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the fourth week of the 2023 Legislative Session. Bill hearings began in the Senate Finance Committee, so we are now focusing on lots of specific issues in the area of health care, business...

Ready Report: Week 3 Legislative Update

Good morning, Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the third week of the 2023 Legislative Session. I have been in committee briefings all week getting caught up by experts on key issues that will be worked on throughout session....

Ready Report: Week 2 Legislative Update

Good morning, I hope you and your family had a great week. Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the second week of the 2023 Legislative Session. Inauguration of Governor Wes Moore The biggest story of the week was Wednesday's...

Ready Report: Week 1 Legislative Update

Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the first week of session. Beginning of 445th Maryland General Assembly The Maryland General Assembly legislative session began on Wednesday at 12pm. All 188 members, including myself, were sworn into their respective offices. I made a short video right before being sworn in, which you can watch by clicking 

Ready Report: New Year News, 2023 Session Begins Next Week

Good morning, Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with their loved ones. There are now only a few days until the 2023 Maryland General Assembly Session kicks off. The first day of official business is Wednesday, January 11th. I wanted to update you on news from this week and some of my activities as we...

District 5 State Legislators Receive Committee Assignments

 Carroll County Well Represented on Key Committees Annapolis- On Thursday, final committee assignments were announced by the Maryland House of Delegates, following an earlier announcement from the State Senate. District 5's Senator Justin Ready and Delegates April Rose, Chris Tomlinson and Eric Bouchat have all been placed on committees that oversee critical issues that face Carroll County and...

Carroll County Legislative Delegation to Hold Public Hearing on Local Bill Requests

The Carroll County Delegation will hold its annual local public hearing on proposed county legislation on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.  The hearing will take place in the Reagan Room of the County Office Building, 225 North Center Street, Westminster, MD. The Delegation will be discussing Carroll County-specific bill requests made by local government entities, non-profits and other organizations for the 2023...

Merry Christmas

  “A little child, a shining star, a stable rude, the door ajar. Yet in that place, so crude, forlorn, the hope of all the world was born” – Anonymous I hope you and your loved ones have a blessed Christmas and New Year holiday season. Together, we can...

Ready Report: Countdown to Christmas, Funding for Local Businesses Announced & More

Good morning, As we head closer to Christmas and New Year's I wanted to update you on some news and local resources. I hope you and your family are doing well. Celebrating Hanukkah - To all our Jewish friends and neighbors locally as well as those around the world, my family and I want to wish you a joyous and...

Ready Report: Preparing for 2023

This week, I've been on the road between Carroll County, Frederick County and Annapolis meeting with different groups and constituents about the implications of the 2022 Elections, and what to look out for in the quickly approaching 2023 Legislative Session. I posted a video reflecting on new beginnings and the road ahead....

Ready Report: Preparing for 2023 Legislative Session

I hope that you, your family and friends had a relaxing and fun Thanksgiving weekend.  The 2023 Legislative Session is fast approaching, scheduled to begin January 11, 2023 at noon.  My team and I are busy working with our local community and interest groups on drafting bills ahead of time.  There will be some big issues that will dominate the upcoming...

Happy Thanksgiving 2022

Good afternoon, Happy Thanksgiving from the Ready family! The original Thanksgiving was a celebration of how the Pilgrims who came to the New World to seek religious freedom came together to celebrate and thank God for how they had survived a harsh environment and to thank the Wampanoag Indians...

Ready Report: Veteran's Day and Thank You District 5!

On this Veterans Day, I want to sincerely thank and honor all those who serve and have served. We also thank their families and loved ones for their sacrifice and support.  We can never thank you enough for always protecting the country and our freedoms.  Today is the day to...

VOTE TODAY - Polls Open Until 8:00

Good afternoon, If you have not already voted, please cast your vote today anytime before 8:00 pm. This is your last chance to cast a ballot in this election.  If you are unsure where to go on election day, you can look up your voting location by clicking 

Ready Report: Tuesday is Election Day

Good afternoon, Early voting ended yesterday.  Now onto November 8th Election Day. If you have not voted, please be sure that you get there on Tuesday. Polls will be open from 7:00 AM-8:00 PM. If you are unsure where to go on election day, you can look up your voting...

Early Voting Begins Thursday - Make Your Voice Heard!

This week early voting begins! If you’re like me, you wish we could have just one election day but whatever you do, whether on November 8th or early, please be sure you vote in this critical election. I also have details below spotlighting some of...

OpEd Supporting BMW for Carroll County Board of Education

The November election is quickly approaching. This is an incredibly important election for the future of our state and nation. In Maryland, every state office is on the ballot as are nearly every county office in the state. In Carroll County however, perhaps...

Ready Report: Constitutional Amendment Rundown, Westminster Road Closing & Funding for Local Projects

Good morning - This week I have some information regarding local projects, election info and a rundown on the 2022 constitutional amendments that...

Ready Report: Fall Family Event Tuesday, New Laws, Update of Road Closure & More

I wanted to share some of the latest news with you that's come across my desk and remind you about our Fall Family Fundraiser this coming Tuesday - have a great weekend! Upcoming Event - Senator Ready’s Fall Family Fundraiser Hope you can...

Ready Report: More on MSDE Withholding Scores & Upcoming Family Event

This week I share more of my thoughts regarding MSDE withholding test scores from the public, along with some more information on the upcoming election and how to cast your votes under current law. Additionally, I want to invite you to my annual Fall fundraiser that will be fun for all ages! Ready on the Radio - Discussing...

Ready Report: Requesting MSDE Data to Help Our Kids, Voting Info & More

I hope you and your family are well as we get rolling into the Fall. Today is also a special day for our family because it's my beautiful bride Ruth's birthday!  District 5 Team Calls on MSDE to Release Important Educational Data: Recently, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced they would not be releasing last year’s student math...

Ready Report: Remembering 9/11, Downtown Westminster Roadwork Update & More

As we approach the 21st anniversary of the tragic events of September 11th this Sunday, we remember those who lost their lives and the numerous heroes that risked their own lives during and after this horrific and heinous attack. The positives that came from that event were how we rallied together as a nation, recognized how fortunate and blessed we are to...

Ready Report: Improving Parks & Playgrounds, Upcoming Event for "BMW" Team & Traffic Alerts

I have some exciting news to share with you about some improvements being made to local parks and playgrounds. Additionally, I want to alert you to two traffic projects that may affect the flow of traffic  - one in the Taylorsville area and one in the town of Hampstead. Hampstead Elementary Opens New Playground On Friday, I was honored to...

Ready Report: Primary Election Finalized, Toll Penalties & More

I've got a few items to share below but - following up on my last email congratulating some of the winners from the Republican primary - now that the final votes are counted and the Republican primary is being certified, I want to officially congratulate Eric Bouchat on his win to join Chris Tomlinson and April Rose as our three Republican nominees...

Republican Primary Concludes - Thank You!

After a long day of working the polls Tuesday, and an intense primary campaign for several months, I want to thank District 5 voters for their support for me and for the team I supported for House of Delegates, April Rose and Chris Tomlinson who both came out on top. I also want to congratulate Haven Shoemaker on winning the race for Carroll County State’s Attorney....

Tomorrow is Primary Election Day

Good afternoon! Tomorrow, Tuesday July 19th is primary day in Maryland.  If you have not already voted (mail-in or early voting),  and have any questions about where to vote tomorrow, you can visit this website to find your polling place - precincts have changed with redistricting so it's a good...

Senator Ready Endorsement Letter - Carroll County Times

We’ve come to another election season, this time deep in the heart of summer. The Republican primary is this Tuesday, July 19th. I’ve been honored to serve as your State Senator, fighting in Annapolis for our conservative values. This year, I’m unopposed for re-election but I’m writing to ask for your support for three great candidates in the Republican Primary....

Ready Report: Early Voting Continues & More Info on Supreme Court Ruling

I hope you had a great weekend. I wanted to write to give you an update on the recent Supreme Court ruling on concealed carry and also remind you about Early Voting being underway. Maryland Now "Shall Issue" State: Last week, Governor Hogan issued a statement following the Supreme Court ruling on NY's concealed carry laws (which are similar to Maryland's)....

Happy Independence Day & Early Voting Begins

Good afternoon, My family and I would like to wish you, your family and friends a Happy Independence Day!  July 4th marks the day our country’s founders signed the Declaration of Independence, making the United States its own nation.  While our country often times seems torn apart by political ideas,...

Ready Report: Supreme Court Rulings on Life & Concealed Carry Plus Candidate and Voting Information

Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Decision Late last week the Supreme Court released the previously leaked decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.  This decision does not prevent a woman from getting an abortion, it merely transfers the power back to the states to make the laws surrounding this issue. As a pro-life legislator, I believe this is a good ruling. It...