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Ugaste Supports Ethics Reform Efforts

SPRINGFIELD—State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) is supporting legislation to strengthen Illinois’ ethics laws.  Ugaste joins a group of House Republican lawmakers in advocating for larger ethics reform efforts in response to the various issues brought to light by a federal investigation—including the recent arrest of State Representative Louis Arroyo (D-Chicago). With the second portion of…
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Ugaste Files Legislation to End Automatic Lawmaker Pay Increase

SPRINGFIELD — State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) recently filed legislation to repeal the automatic legislator pay increase.  The bill, HB3910, would phase out and end the General Assembly cost-of-living pay adjustments on or after July 1, 2020. In 1980 the General Assembly enacted a law that automatically authorizes a cost-of-living increase to the pay of…
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Rep. Ugaste stands behind a state ban on flavored nicotine products

Illinois state Rep. Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) is sponsoring a bill that targets flavored additives in electronic cigarettes and other vaping products, arguing that the growing industry should undergo the same scrutiny as tobacco did in years past. “It seems that e-vaping has evaded much of the scrutiny that other types of smoking have gone through,”…
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Petition Fun Raiser Sunday, October 27th at St. Charles Tap

CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE – UGASTE PETITION FUN RAISER
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Ugaste to Host Paper Shredding and Food Drive Event

ST. CHARLES—State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) will be hosting an upcoming paper shredding and food drive event on October 5th alongside State Senator Don DeWitte.  The event will be held in Pingree Grove at the Carillon Senior Living Community, 1865 Andrew Blvd., from 9am-11:00am.  It is free and open to the public.  In addition to…
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State does not have resources to bail out Chicago, Rep. Ugaste says

In case you missed it: Illinois state Rep. Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) reasons that state lawmakers can be expected to do only so much to help the City of Chicago out from under its growing pension liability. “It would be great if the state of Illinois had the funds to help out the city in a…
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IRS data shows state’s outmigration losses at more than $310 billion, Wirepoints reports

A new Wirepoints analysis of Internal Revenue Service data concludes that Illinois’ ongoing outmigration crisis has caused the state at least $310 billion in adjusted gross income since the start of the new millennium. By comparison, Florida gained nearly $1 trillion in adjusted gross income over the same period while Texas added $250 billion, with…
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Rep. Ugaste laments pension crisis after another report ranks Illinois near the bottom

Illinois state Rep. Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) believes the findings of a new Tax Foundation report that ranks the state almost last in the country for funded ratio of pubic pensions speaks to the policy change that’s desperately needed in Springfield. “Something has to be done and until that happens we will not get businesses coming…
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It’s Petition Passing Time

With the March Primary right around the corner, it is time to circulate petitions for my Re-Election campaign. You can download the petition by clicking here. You can click here to view and download instructions on how to circulate petitions. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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