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Dan Ugaste Demands Review of Illinois Governor Disaster Proclamations

GENEVA – State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-65) is asserting that any Disaster Proclamation by the Governor of Illinois, for which a previous disaster declaration was already made, needs to be approved by the majority of state legislators from both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly. Earlier this month, Ugaste made a request for the same…
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Ugaste Urges Governor to Improve IDES’ Response

GENEVA—State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) is urging Governor JB Pritzker to expand the capabilities of the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “Hardworking residents were laid off in mid-March, when many small businesses were forced to close their doors due to this pandemic,” said Rep. Ugaste.  “Now, they are struggling…
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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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Ugaste Launches ‘Neighbor to Neighbor’ Program to Help District 65 Residents

GENEVA—In response to the ongoing and growing COVID-19 pandemic, State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) is launching a program to help those in need in his 65th District.  The program, called “Neighbor to Neighbor,” asks residents in good health to deliver groceries and needed items to those who cannot leave their homes to get them.  The…
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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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COVID 19 Information

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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