Ugaste Reiterates Call For End to Unilateral Rule in Illinois

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Ugaste Pushes for End to Unilateral, Emergency Rule

Dan Ugaste

SPRINGFIELD—Today, State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) publicly called for an end to unilateral rule through the excessive use of emergency orders—as Governor JB Pritzker has done for the last year and a half.

Rep. Ugaste has filed legislation to ensure legislative involvement in all matters, absent an exigent situation, and for it to be brought forward for consideration in the Illinois House.

The bill in question, House Bill 843, was filed by the Representative earlier this year, and although it has near unanimous support from the House Republican caucus, it has yet to earn a committee hearing.

Rep. Ugaste was joined today at a press conference in Springfield by several colleagues including Representatives Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield), Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville), and Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) who also support this call to action: demanding the legislature be involved in important decisions not only to represent the views of Illinois residents in the legislature, as lawmakers are elected to do, but to reinforce our system of government.

“At this time, we have gone over 20 months with our Governor issuing emergency orders and statewide mandates as a means to govern; this suits neither the people of Illinois nor our government—and it was not how the people want and deserves to be represented, nor how our government was intended to run,” said Ugaste.

The Representative has made numerous calls—both publically and privately—for his bill to be brought forward, but despite these efforts, nothing has changed. Today’s press conference was another push, while lawmakers are in Springfield for veto session.

“Being back here in Springfield is another opportunity, to ensure that lawmakers can do their job and Illinois residents can have their voices heard,” continued Ugaste. “The last 20 months have made it clear that in order to do that, we need to have legislation in place.”

Current law includes an emergency statute, which the Governor has been continually renewing to account for his actions. Rep. Ugaste and his House Republican Colleagues believe that beyond thirty days, the legislature must be involved to approve further emergency orders. 

“The actions, or lack of action as the case may be, of the Governor and majority party in control of both chambers of the General Assembly, have resulted in a co-equal branch of government remaining sidelined with no say at all in the handling of this situation and we cannot continue down this dangerous road,” concluded Ugaste.

For Ugaste and the House Republicans, HB 843 moving forward is the best course of action to ensure democracy is protected—along with the voices of every Illinois resident.


Ugaste Reiterates Call For End to Unilateral Rule in Illinois — 5 Comments

  1. Could go a lot of ways, but it won’t. There’s nothing in it for them. Nor am I aware of any state where public policy on this has been taken up by their legislatures.

    On the Federal side, the Supremes made it plain that anything further in this vein (read eviction moratorium) requires Legislation if it’s to be continued.

    Would like to see this make it to court in Illinois, because the obvious duty falls to the legislature, once again. An emergent situation is no longer.

    But if you’re a legislator, why stick your neck out? Let the blame flow to someone else.

    If they don’t have to take a vote on anything, they can plausibly maintain to any constituents who ask, “hey, I’m on your side”.

    The only legitimate consideration is available hospital beds. Period.

    Beyond that, it’s really going to be up to everybody to decide for themselves what strategies they’ll take, or take a pass on, for themselves and their families.

    Just like they do for the flu, etc.

    Same goes for businesses.

    It’d be best that people take that mindset, as it’s obvious our “deciders” aren’t going to decide anything soon.

    By then the populace will have figured out their own way forward.

    Biden’s vax mandate looks to fail at this point from pushback.


  2. Great idea, Dan Ugaste, but the dems wont let that dog hunt.

  3. If Illinois had a Supreme Court that wasn’t controlled by the Democrat party there would no need for this proposal.

    The Wisconsin Supremes put Tony Evers Stalin dreams to bed

  4. Ugaste, start smelling the demographic coffee.

    It reeks.

    That’s what’s in store for stupid whites because they frittered away their inheritance.

    Now a bunch of wogs rule………. until the reaction.

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