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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. You can watch by clicking here

Swearing-In - Carroll County Board of Commissioners

I was glad to be able to attend the swearing-in ceremony of our new board of Carroll County Commissioners- the 62nd board in Carroll’s history. I look forward to working with Commissioners Vigliotti, Kiler, Gordon, Guerin and Rothstein as we focus on making the county an even better place for families, retirees and businesses.

Senator Ready’s Chat with the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

Earlier this week, I was interviewed by Mike McMullin, President of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, about what to look out for in the upcoming legislative session. You can listen to this roughly 8 minute interview by clicking here

FYI: Setting Legislative Priorities

Part of getting ready for the upcoming Session involves meeting with local and state organizations about policy concerns and needs. On Thursday for instance, I had the opportunity to address members of the Maryland Motor Truck Association about the outlook following the 2022 elections and what was on tap for several issues these small businesses are concerned about in the upcoming Session. If you purchase something from a store - a truck brought it - and 1 out of 17 jobs in Maryland are trucking-related. Among the items they were most concerned about were transportation funding, road improvements, workforce development and gas taxes.

Speaking to MMTA at Dutch’s Daughter in Frederick.

Frederick County Delegation Meeting:

With the new legislative districts following the redistricting process, my district, Senate District 5 - as well as House of Delegates District 5, now includes a small section of Frederick County in the Mt. Airy area. So I'll be a member of the Frederick County Delegation and this past Saturday we had our first meeting hearing local bill proposals that impact Frederick County only. You can read about that meeting and some of the subject matter by clicking here.