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Ready Report February 21st

We’re hitting the halfway point of the 2017 General Assembly session, it is amazing how fast these first six weeks have passed by. Last week was a very busy week for me. Six bills that I am either the primary sponsor on or represented the Carroll County Delegation on were up for committee bill hearings. Last...

Weekly Video Update February 15, 2017


ICYMI: Ready & Shoemaker Pursue Accurate Voter Registries

For Immediate Release: Contact: Andy Baranauskas (410) 841 3683 Shannah Minderlein (410) 841 3359 February 6, 2017 Senator...

Ready Report February 13th, 2017

Ready Report, February 13, 2017   We’re about to start the sixth week of the 13-week 2017 session. Last week was an eventful week here in Annapolis. There are dueling paid leave plans, one that was proposed by Governor Hogan and another that is being pushed...

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Ready Report February 7, 2017

Ready Report, February 7, 2017  We’re entering the fifth week of the 13-week 2017 session.  Last week Governor Hogan delivered his State of the State Address. Among the topics he touched on were the proposed FY2018 Budget and spending reform....

Senator Ready and Delegate Shoemaker file Voter Registration Integrity Act

Annapolis- On Monday, Senator Justin Ready (R-5) and Delegate Haven Shoemaker (R-5) introduced legislation in the Maryland General Assembly to improve the accuracy and integrity of Maryland’s voter rolls. “This common sense measure requires jury commissioners to notify the State Board of Elections whenever someone is disqualified from jury duty...

Senator Ready OpEd: Supporting Governor Hogan’s Integrity Initiative

It has been an eventful first couple of weeks in Annapolis. My commitment continues to be working hard with Governor Hogan to make Maryland a more family-friendly and pro-job creation state. Unfortunately, the news has been filled recently with reports of unethical or illegal activity from some in the General Assembly. As a state legislator, I believe that our ethics...

Weekly Video Update January 31, 2017


Ready Report: Weekly Update January 26, 2017

Ready Report, January 26, 2017 We’ve had a busy start to the 2017 session.  There is a lot of activity around Governor Hogan’s proposed FY2018 Budget and spending reform.  Below, please find information about redistricting reform, Governor Hogan’s proposed 2018 budget, and our District 5 Night...

Weekly Video Update from Annapolis


Carroll County Delegation Voting Session on Local Bill Requests

Carroll County Legislative Delegation to Hold Voting Session on Local Bill Requests The Carroll County Delegation will hold a public hearing on proposed county legislation on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.  The hearing will take place in Room 406 of the Lowe House Office Building, 6 Bladen...

Ready Report, January 10, 1017

Ready Report, January 10, 2017 Tomorrow, January 11th, Maryland state legislators will reconvene in Annapolis for the 437th session of the General Assembly.  We will be in touch in the coming days with updates on my legislative priorities...

Ready OpEd: Repealing Road Kill Bill a Priority

As 2016 comes to a close, I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year.  This has been a tumultuous year in a lot of ways, from an unprecedentedly unusual election season to greater terrorism around the globe and unrest here at home. At the same time, there is much to be thankful for...

Merry Christmas - Happy Hannakuh - Happy New Year!

  Merry Christmas - Happy Hannukah - Happy New Year!  For my family and I, this time of year is a very special one as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. During a very busy season for all of our families and a still contentious...

Ready Report: December 14, 2016

Ready Report: December 14, 2016 This update contains information about Governor Hogan’s announcement to repeal the “Road Kill Bill”, a Holiday Open House at Government House, and project open space funds allocated to Carroll County.   

Sen. Ready: Trump won because working people wanted change

As the dust from the 2016 election settles, there has been a rush in the media and among the political prognosticators — who all got the story so wrong — to explain how and why Donald Trump was able to win. Four years ago, after Mitt Romney lost to President Obama, I wrote a...

Ready Report: Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time for us to reflect on all that God has given us. I know that many people will be traveling to visit family and friends and we all pray for safety and a relaxing and fun time. For me, after a long and tough election season for our nation, this Thanksgiving is...

Ready Report: Early Voting Begins Tomorrow

Good afternoon - Three things quickly - I wanted to remind you that early voting begins tomorrow all over Maryland. In Carroll County, you can vote at the Westminster Senior Center at 12 Stoner Avenue (21157) from 8-8 each weekday and 10-8...

Ready Report: October 18, 2016

This update contains information on the voter registration deadline, the race for Carroll County Board of Education, road repairs and closures, the start of early voting, and the Carroll County Corn Maze.   Carroll County School Board Election: With all the focus on the upcoming Presidential election, it's easy to forget that there are other very important offices...

Ready Report: October 12, 2016

This update contains information about registering to vote, repairs to the bridge at Little Pipe Creek (MD 194), a road closure, open enrollment information for Maryland Health Connection, and the 50th Annual Carroll County Farm Museum Fall Harvest Days.    STATE  NEWS: Register to Vote The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming election is fast approaching. ...

Ready Report: October 3, 2016

This update contains information for tomorrow evening’s Fall Family event, a tougher drunk driving law which took effect October 1, a traffic alert for an October 5th parade, a meeting about repairs to the bridge at Little Pipe Creek (MD 194), and the 50th Annual Carroll County Farm Museum Fall Harvest Days. ...

Ready Report: September 26, 2016

This update contains a “Save the Date” for our upcoming Fall Family event, information about Governor Hogan’s decision to start school after Labor Day, a meeting about Route 30 upgrades in Hampstead, volunteer opportunities, an North Carroll Opioids Community meeting, an road closure, the 50th Annual Carroll County Farm Museum...

Senator Ready Receives Perfect Score for Business Voting Record

The Maryland Business for Responsive Government (MBRG) a statewide non-profit and nonpartisan political research organization with their publication Roll Call (their scorecard for legislators’ voting record on business issues), has scored Senator Justin Ready (R- 5) a perfect 100% for the 2016 General Assembly Session.  Senator Ready’s perfect score reflects his commitment to promoting business-friendly, pro-job creation policies locally and...

Ready Report: September 7, 2016

This update contains a “Save the Date” for our upcoming Fall Family event, information about Governor Hogan’s approval rating, an announcement that will help with school bus safety, a meeting about Route 30 upgrades in Hampstead, volunteer opportunities, a road closure, the 33rd Maryland Wine Festival and Westminster FallFest dates.    SAVE THE DATE: Ready Annual Fall Family...

Ready Report: August 29, 2016

This update contains information about the ruling in the Maryland redistricting lawsuit, a meeting about the future of the North Carroll High School facility, a repeal of a septic mandate, a meeting about the relocation of the Finksburg post office, volunteer opportunities, and an upcoming road closure.    STATE  NEWS Governor Hogan Encouraged By Ruling Maryland Redistricting Lawsuit...

Elected Leaders must support Law Enforcement

This has been a trying period for our nation's law enforcement and cities as violence has broken out directed at and in reaction to police. The acquittal of and dropping of cases against Baltimore City police officers charged in the accidental death of Freddie Gray has led to a fresh round of discussions in Maryland that mirror what's happening nationally....