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Dear Friends,

We are in the thick of the 2016 Session right now.  Below I’ve included some thoughts on activity in the General Assembly and information about local events.  My session weekly video follows up on last week’s video on transportation funding and can be seen here.

Carroll County Times OpEd: Supporting Our Police

I wrote an OpEd that appeared in the Carroll County Times last weekend.  I feel it is important to support our police in Annapolis.  To read the full article, click here

Poll: Hogan job approval surges to 70 percent

Gov. Larry Hogan’s job approval numbers continue to climb according to a poll released Tuesday by Annapolis-based Gonzales Research and Marketing Strategies. In the poll, 70 percent of the 809 registered voters said they approved of the job the Republican was doing at roughly the two-thirds point of Hogan’s second General Assembly session with 18 percent saying they disapprove. (Daily Record)

Program Open Space Funds Approved for Westminster Veterans Memorial Park Project

Annapolis – On Wednesday the State Board of Public Works approved a $1,550,000 grant from Program Open Space for Westminster Veterans Memorial Park. This grant will be used to design and engineer this beautiful 32 acre park that honors Carroll County’s veterans and fallen heroes. To see the press release on this, click here.

Leadership Carroll

Leadership Carroll is now accepting applications for the Class of 2017. Leadership Carroll is cosponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carroll Community College. Since its debut in 1990, Leadership Carroll has been the premier leadership development program in Carroll County.  For more information about the program or to apply, click here.

Senatorial Scholarship

The deadline to apply for a Senatorial Scholarship is March 31st. To be eligible for a Senatorial Scholarship, you must attend a Maryland college or university, a private career school, or a school out of state that offers a “unique major” not currently found in the Maryland University System. Students may use the Senatorial Scholarship towards undergraduate studies or graduate studies, and may attend full or part-time. For more information or to obtain a scholarship application for please contact Emily Van Horn at [email protected].

Upcoming Events in Carroll County

March 12 & 13: Taneytown VFD Annual Toy Auction & Toy Show, VFC Carnival Grounds, 2pm auction Saturday, 9am-2pm show Sunday.

March 19: Westminster Easter Egg Hunt. City Park, 10:30am

March 18, 19 & 20: Dave In Color: Taneytown for the Arts Inaugural Art Exhibition, Vintage Colors Art Studio, 1 Frederick Street, Taneytown. 

March 18, 12pm-9pm, Meet the Artist Reception

March 19, 10am-8pm

March 20, 11am-4pm

March 25 – May 6: 9th Annual PEEPshow.  Carroll County Agriculture Center, Westminster, 8am-3pm.

Keeping you informed is a responsibility that I take seriously and always appreciate your interest and feedback on my updates. Please contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.


Senator Justin Ready