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Thursday, January 9, 2020
Ugaste Gives Statement on Report of Disturbing Misconduct

GENEVA—WBEZ released an article on a former Springfield lobbyist and close friend of Michael Madigan referring to the use of ghost workers and a rape cover-up. In light of the…


Wednesday, January 8, 2020
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…


Wednesday, December 18, 2019
News from State Representative Dan Ugaste

BUDGET Fitch Ratings issues watch report on Illinois’ fiscal stability.  The credit rating agency identified Illinois as one of three states that should be closely scrutinized by debt investors in…


Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Pension Consolidation Bill Signed into Law

CHICAGO—Today Governor JB Pritzker signed a pension reform bill into law.  The legislation, SB1300, will consolidate Illinois’ 649 downstate and suburban police and fire pension funds to increase investment returns…


Thursday, November 21, 2019
SURVEY: Illinois Ethics

State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) is encouraging constituents to take a short 5 question survey on ethics. As federal corruption investigations continue to entangle multiple layers of Illinois government, Rep….


Thursday, November 21, 2019
News from State Representative Dan Ugaste

Legislative Session has concluded for the year in the General Assembly.  In this newsletter are topics that were discussed during last week’s veto session, including ethics reform.  I am disappointed…


Friday, November 15, 2019
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…


Thursday, November 14, 2019
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…


Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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…


Tuesday, November 5, 2019
News from State Representative Dan Ugaste

The first portion of fall veto session concluded last week in Springfield, where the Illinois General Assembly held three days of discussion and debate at the State Capitol.  Issues discussed…