Wheatley holds roundtable on the financial future of Pennsylvanians

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 16 – State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee roundtable discussion at BNY Mellon on the financial future of Pennsylvanians.

The discussion was part of Wheatley’s 7th annual Health and Wellness Weekend, a three-day festival happening at sites this weekend across Pittsburgh.

“We all know the old saying ‘failing to plan is planning to fail,’” said Wheatley, who is the Democratic chairman of the House Finance Committee. “As our state rebounds from the Great Recession, today Pennsylvanians have more opportunities and choices than ever. It is incumbent upon us as legislators to ensure that we are enacting the best policies we can to encourage the financial well-being of all Pennsylvanians and a robust state economy.”

Wheatley was joined at the roundtable by other legislators from across the state.

Panelists at the discussion included Keith Welks, deputy state treasurer; Jeremy Resnick, an innovation fellow with the Propel Schools Foundation; Toni Corinealdi, with the Fund My Future program at Propel Schools; Sarah Dieleman Perry, director of economic opportunity at Neighborhood Allies; Henry Horn Pyatt, the small business and neighborhood redevelopment manager with the City of Pittsburgh’s Office of Equity; and Ron Celaschi, CEO of Clearview Federal Credit Union.

The Friday morning roundtable was among a series being held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, focused on putting people first by growing good jobs, providing health care access, creating quality schools and providing training for jobs in a fair economy. More information about the plan is available at www.plan4pa.com and hearing materials are at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee.