Press Releases

Ugaste Proposes Review of Illinois Governor’s Current Disaster Proclamation

GENEVA – State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) is proposing that any Disaster Proclamation by the Governor of Illinois, for which a previous disaster declaration was already made, should be approved by the majority of state legislators from both houses of the Illinois General Assembly. “First let’s begin by stating this is in no way a…

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News From State Representative Dan Ugaste

As we continue to navigate the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, I want to thank you for your cooperation in staying home.  I know that it is not easy, and that these can be trying times.  I also know that our community is strong, and that we are all doing what we can to stay healthy and…

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Rep Ugaste Joins House Republicans Call for Action, Introduce Property Tax Reform Package

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Representatives Dan Brady (R-Normal), Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst), Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) and Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) announced new legislative proposals to provide property tax relief to struggling homeowners today after the Democrat-led Property Tax Relief Task Force failed to present any viable solutions to this crisis. “We have been waiting, waiting and waiting…

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Ugaste’s Legislative Agenda Focused on Property Tax Relief

SPRINGFIELD—In an effort to reduce property taxes in Illinois, State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) has filed six bills to provide necessary property tax relief for Illinois taxpayers and businesses. Rep. Ugaste’s legislation will allow taxpayers to consolidate government entities that are too expensive and to ease the high property tax burden weighing on residents in…

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Dan Ugaste Calls For Halt To Automatic Voter Registration Until Secretary Of State Jesse White Can Prove That Ineligible Children And Non-Citizens Are Excluded

GENEVA – State Representative Dan Ugaste (R- 65) today called for the immediate halt to the automatic voter registration processing system used by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s office until lawmakers can be assured that only eligible citizens are being registered. “One vote has decided more than a few elections in Illinois, and among…

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Dan Ugaste Endorsed By Illinois Firefighters Association

GENEVA – State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-65) has been formally endorsed by the Associated Firefighters Of Illinois (AFFI). The support from the AFFI was announced last week by AFFI Legislative Committee members Chuck Sullivan (AFFI President), Eddy Crews (AFFI Northern District Legislative Representative) and Rich Martin (AFFI Southern District Legislative Representative). “As a former part-time volunteer firefighter in a…

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Ugaste Demands Greater Reform for Property Tax Relief

CHICAGO—State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) stood alongside his House Republican colleagues today to demand further action on the legislature’s property tax reform efforts.  The Property Tax Relief Task Force was created this spring through SB1932, but failed to meet required deadlines on producing both short and long term solutions for property tax relief. As a…

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Ugaste Statement on Ethics Legislation

ST. CHARLES—As legislative session concluded yesterday in the House of Representatives, two ethics reform bills were pushed through by the Democratic caucus. State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) released the following statement: “Yesterday we had a chance to pass true ethics reform measures.  Yet, the Democrats in our chamber refused to call any of the ethics…

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Ugaste Supports Pension Reform Legislation

SPRINGFIELD—A pension reform effort recently passed in the Illinois House of Representatives to consolidate downstate police and fire pensions.  The legislation, Senate Bill 1300, was recommended by the bipartisan Pension Consolidation Feasibility Task Force, which found that consolidated assets would increase investment returns and decrease the cost of managing the funds. State Representative Dan Ugaste…

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