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Monday, February 26, 2024
News From State Representative Dan Ugaste – February 26, 2024

BUDGET Governor delivers largest budget proposal in state history. House Republicans respond.  Governor JB Pritzker delivered his State of the State and Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Address to a joint…


Tuesday, February 13, 2024
News From State Representative Dan Ugaste – February 13, 2024

BUDGET House Republican leaders discuss budget priorities.  House Minority Leader Tony McCombie and Republican Budgeteers discussed their priorities for the Fiscal Year 2025 State Budget at a press conference in…


Monday, February 5, 2024
News From State Representative Dan Ugaste – February 5, 2024

ESTATE TAX McCombie and House Republicans Back Estate Tax Legislation.  This week, the Illinois Farm Bureau unveiled new legislation aimed at improving the Illinois Estate Tax. House Minority Leader Tony McCombie…


Monday, January 29, 2024
News From State Representative Dan Ugaste – January 29, 2024

CORRUPTION/ETHICS REFORM House Republicans Renew Call for Ethics Reform.  As the tangled web of Democrats’ corruption continues to unwind over and over in federal court, Illinois House Republicans have renewed calls…


Monday, January 22, 2024
News From State Representative Dan Ugaste – January 22, 2024

GENERAL ASSEMBLY New Legislative Session Convenes.  The Illinois General Assembly convened in Springfield this week for the beginning of the new legislative session. To start off the new year and…


Tuesday, December 26, 2023
News From State Representative Dan Ugaste – December 26, 2023

GENERAL ASSEMBLY Meet our newest legislators.  This week the House Republican Caucus welcomed Nicole La Ha and Brandun Schweizer to its ranks. The two new legislators were appointed to fill vacancies created with the…


Monday, December 18, 2023
News From State Representative Dan Ugaste – December 18, 2023

ENERGY Bipartisan nuclear power plant bill signed into law.  The new Public Act 103-584 applies to small modular reactors which, by scale design, cannot generate enough heat to breach containment….


Monday, December 11, 2023
News from State Representative Dan Ugaste – December 11, 2023

IMMIGRATION Thousands of migrants crowd into Chicago without shelter as winter approaches.  No plans exist for the more than 25,000 migrants now in the Chicago area who do not have…