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Ready Report: Breaking Down the New General Assembly & Congressional Maps

The redistricting process has made the beginning of the 2022 election season quite confusing. Due to lawsuits against Maryland Democrat attempts to gerrymander the state, there were delays in being able to say what the final state legislative and congressional maps would be with certainty. The lawsuits have all been dealt with by the courts. We did receive some...

Full 2022 Session Recap

Dear Constituent, On midnight Monday, the 2022 Maryland General Assembly Session officially came to a close. The purpose of this letter is to highlight the major legislative initiatives deliberated over the last 90 days by the 47 Senators and 141 Delegates. It is an honor to serve as your District 5 Delegation. Our top goal is to keep you informed...

Happy Easter

Good morning, I want to wish all who celebrate a wonderful Easter Weekend and Resurrection Day. As my family and I spend time together, attend church and reflect on the meaning of Easter as Christians, we will continue to pray for those who...

Ready Report: Sine Die, Hogan Vetoes & More…

Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the last full week of the 2022 General Assembly Session. Sine Die – Monday, April 11 Monday is “Sine Die” in the Maryland General Assembly, which in Latin means “the end.” We will be on and off the floor until the clock hits midnight, when all pending legislation...

Ready Report: Tax Relief, Funding Carroll County’s Infrastructure, and Abortion Legislative Update

Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the twelfth week of the 2022 General Assembly Session. Weekly Video Update: Major Developments on Retirement Tax Relief, Abortion & Marijuana To view my weekly video update where I discuss major developments happening in the Maryland General Assembly, click the picture directly below.

Finally Some Good News - Retiree Tax Relief & Infrastructure Help for Carroll County

Often during legislative Sessions I have to share bad news or things that I'm fighting to stop - and this year has certainly been no exception! However, I like to be able to share good news with you and I actually have some. For several years, I and many of my Republican colleagues, along with Governor Hogan have...

District 5 Team Secures $10 Million in Critical Infrastructure Upgrades for Carroll County Projects Address Major Water & Sewer Needs

  March 30, 2022   District 5 Team Secures $10 Million in Critical Infrastructure Upgrades for Carroll CountyProjects Address Major Water & Sewer Needs   March 30, 2022 - The District 5 Delegation (Senator Justin Ready, Delegate April Rose, Delegate Haven Shoemaker and Delegate Susan Krebs)...

Update on Abortion Expansion Bill and Constitutional Amendment

At a time when working families are facing cost of living crisis, gas prices are at an all-time high and violent crime in many of our states - Democrats in Annapolis have made increasing the number of abortions and who can perform abortions as one of their top priorities during the 2022 General Assembly Session. This despite the fact that...

Ready Report: Calling for Action on Crime Bills, Congressional Map Blocked by Judge & Abortion Update

Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the eleventh week of the 2022 General Assembly Session. Senate & House Republicans Call for Swift Action on Anti-Crime Bills This week I joined several of my Republican colleagues from both the House of Delegates and the Senate in calling for the majority party, particularly in the House,...

Ready Report: “Crossover”, Crime Legislation, Abortion Update & Gas Tax Holiday…

Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the tenth week of the 2022 General Assembly Session. Weekly Video Update: “Crossover”, Good & Bad on Crime, Gas Tax & Possible Retiree Relief... You can watch my weekly video update, where I discuss several legislative highlights of this week by...

Senator Ready Initiative to Make Theft of a Handgun a Felony Passes State Senate

For Immediate Release Contact: Meg Butler 410-841-3683 [email protected]   Senator Ready Initiative to Make Theft of a Handgun a Felony Passes State Senate   Annapolis, Md. – Wednesday, Senator Justin Ready’s initiative from Senate Bill 533, Criminal Law – Theft of a Handgun, passed the...

Ready Report: Gas Tax Relief, Abortion Legislation & More...

Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the ninth week of the 2022 General Assembly Session. Weekly Video Update: Fighting Gas Prices, Climate Bill & Abortion Legislation You can watch my weekly video update, where I discuss several of the majority party’s legislative initiatives by clicking the picture directly below.

Ready Report: Supporting Parents' Rights, Climate Bill Update, Some Good News & More...

Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the eighth week of the 2022 General Assembly Session. Weekly Video Update: Climate Bill, Some Progress on Crime & Redistricting News You can watch my weekly video update where I cover a large range of issues by clicking here. ICYMI: Joint Resolution...

Join Me in Standing Up for Parents' Right to Address School Boards

Good afternoon, The past two years have brought the reality of how much impact our school system, and the local school boards that govern it, have on our daily lives - including the types of things that are taught and emphasized to children from...

Alert - Radical "Climate" Bill Up for Committee Vote - Make Your Voice Heard

Good afternoon, Late last week, I updated you about a radical proposal being debated in the Senate that would impact the daily lives of all Marylanders. It's called the "Climate Solutions NOW Act of 2022" (SB 528). I broke down the details of the...

Ready Report: Radical “Climate” Legislation, Election Integrity and School Discipline

Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the seventh week of the 2022 General Assembly Session. Weekly Video Update: Fighting Radical “Climate” Bill in Senate An extremely radical “climate” bill is seemingly moving quickly through the state Senate. The ideas in this bill would drastically change the way that Marylanders live their daily lives, and...

Ready Report: Climate, Election Security & Masking Update

Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the sixth week of the 2022 General Assembly Session. Weekly Video Update: Theft of Handgun Bill Hearing, Radical “Climate” Legislation, and Election Security Update This was an extremely busy week in Annapolis. One of my bills that would impose a felony charge for the theft of a handgun...

Ready Report: "Shall Issue", Fight for Election Security & More

Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the fourth full week of session. Update on Shall-Issue Legislation As you may already know, I have sponsored a bill that would make Maryland a “Shall-Issue” state for concealed carry permits, meaning Marylanders would have the right to wear, transport and carry a firearm for self-defense after the...

District 5 Team Stands with Carroll County Board of Education - End Mask Mandate in Our Schools

Thursday - Following the Carroll County Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, February 9th, Senator Justin Ready, Delegate Susan Krebs, Delegate Haven Shoemaker and Delegate April Rose (District 5 – Carroll County) released the following statement: “We applaud the Carroll County Board of Education and the actions they took last night to remove the unscientific mask mandate on our students,...

Ready Report: Crime, Firearm Freedom & More

Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the third full week of session. Weekly Video Update – Crime “Solutions” and Unmasking our Children in School For my weekly video update on what is happening in Annapolis, click here. In the video, I discuss how the Democratic party is targeting law-abiding,...

Ready Report: Crime, Cost of Living & Capital Budget

Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the second full week of session. Weekly Video Update - Crime and Cost of Living  For my weekly video update on what is happening in Annapolis, click here. Ready in the Press:  Thursday, I was a guest on WBAL, discussing the ongoing issue of crime in...

CARROLL COUNTY DELEGATION SECURES FUNDING FOR KEY LOCAL PRIORITIES IN STATE CAPITAL BUDGET

For Immediate Release Contact: Haven Shoemaker (410) 841-3359 CARROLL COUNTY DELEGATION SECURES FUNDING FOR KEY LOCAL PRIORITIES IN STATE CAPITAL BUDGET Annapolis, MD – On Tuesday, the Governor announced the FY2023 Proposed Capital Budgets. The Carroll County Delegation worked in a bi-partisan fashion in the General Assembly and with the Governor to secure key funding for...

Ready Report: Redistricting, State Budget and "Shall Issue" Legislation

I hope you and your family are doing well. We've completed the first full week of the 2022 General Assembly Session and there have been a number of developments I wanted to make you aware of. There will be more to come in the weeks ahead. Redistricting Update The bulk of the time spent on the Senate floor this week...

Ready Report: 2022 Session Week 1 & Carroll County Delegation Meeting Next Week

Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the first week of session, an announcement about our Carroll County Delegation meeting next week with the agenda, and more: Ready in the Press:  Earlier this week, I was on two different Baltimore television stations talking...

Merry Christmas

“For unto us a child is born, unto to us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful,...

Democrats Release their State Legislative Redistricting Map

Last night at 5:30 during the week of Christmas, Annapolis Democrats released their state legislative map proposal. This is the map of all the State Senate/House of Delegates districts which have to be within +/- 5% of an exact population. Unfortunately,...

Ready Report: Special Session Update

Yesterday, the Maryland General Assembly convened for a Special Session specifically to address Congressional Redistricting.  Also on the agenda were overrides for bills that Governor Hogan vetoed at the end of last Session.  Here is my video update from yesterday.  After this video was made the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee voted in favor of the Legislative Redistricting...

Alert: Opportunity to Testify for Fair Congressional Maps - Sign Up

I've been doing my best to keep you informed about what is happening with congressional redistricting in Maryland and fighting to stop Democrat efforts to gerrymander us again. This Monday, the Maryland General Assembly will meet for a Special Session specifically to address Congressional Redistricting. They will be having a hearing on the Democrats proposal which you can see 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good afternoon, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. Even though we should be thankful to God for our family, friends and the blessings we have - Thanksgiving helps us really stop and reflect. As we gather with our loved ones, we can pray for...

Ready Report: County Commissioner and Congressional Redistricting

As we head into the weekend, I hope you and your family are doing well. I wanted to make you aware of the outcome of our Carroll County Delegation hearing this past week, primarily the county commissioner redistricting map. Also, I'm sharing a Carroll County Times article about a rally I participated in with other local leaders about getting a...