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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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SALES TAX DEFERRAL FOR BARS AND RESTAURANTS The Governor has directed the Department of Revenue to defer sales tax payments for more than 24,000 small- and medium-sized bars and restaurants — accounting for nearly 80% of all such entities statewide. Under the directive, eating and drinking establishments that incurred less than $75,000 in sales tax…
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CGFA releases FY21 economic forecast

The report, by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (CGFA), looks at statewide economic trends and their effects on the State of Illinois’ FY21 budget.  The report was presented to the twelve-member, bipartisan CGFA panel on March 4. There has been a good deal of talk in recent days about the impact of the current…
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March is Women’s History Month

Chemist and physicist Leona Woods, a daughter of Illinois, is one of the women whose work helped create victory in World War II.  As part of her graduate work, she was recruited into the top-secret Manhattan Project at the campus of the University of Chicago in 1942.  In a makeshift bunker, concealed in storage space…
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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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