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Wheatley launches online petition to legalize marijuana

10/9/19 – Adverse Childhood Experiences – Pittsburgh

(Oct 10, 2019)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Jake Wheatley, Jr. Read more

 

Wheatley to host Policy hearing on adverse childhood experiences Wednesday in Pittsburgh

(Oct 04, 2019)

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on adverse childhood experiences. Read more

 

Wheatley Responds to GOP Criticism over Wolf Cannabis Announcement

(Sep 27, 2019)

Rep. Jake Wheatley wrote an open letter expressing disappointment over the negative and dismissive response offered by House Republican leadership regarding Governor Wolf's recent cannabis announcement. Read more

 

Wheatley applauds governor’s call for cannabis reform, urges action on adult-use legislation

(Sep 25, 2019)

Pittsburgh legislator’s bill would legalize adult use, reinvest revenues in Pennsylvania’s future and address social justice, equality issues Read more

 

Reps. Gainey, Wheatley to host ‘Pathways 2 Pardons’ event next week

(Aug 29, 2019)

State Reps. Ed Gainey, and Jake Wheatley, both D-Allegheny, are partnering with Brandon Flood, secretary of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, to provide education and tips to people in the community who may be seeking a pardon. Read more

 

Gainey, Wheatley to host Pathways 2 Pardons event in Wilkinsburg

(Aug 29, 2019)

As part of their ‘Pathways 2 Pardons’ event, state Reps. Ed Gainey, and Jake Wheatley, both D-Allegheny, are partnering with Brandon Flood, secretary of the Pa. Board of Pardons, to provide education and tips to people in the community who may be seeking a pardon. Read more

 

Wheatley hosts Annual Health & Wellness Weekend

(Aug 21, 2019)

Pa. State Rep. Jake Wheatley hosted his seventh annual Health & Wellness Weekend in Allegheny County. Read more

 

Wheatley: Financial Future of Pennsylvanians

(Aug 21, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Jake Wheatley hosted a roundtable discussion about the financial future of Pennsylvanians at the BNY Mellon Center in Pittsburgh. Read more

 

8/16/19 – Financial Future of Pennsylvanians – Pittsburgh

(Aug 16, 2019)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Jake Wheatley, Jr. Read more

 

Wheatley holds roundtable on the financial future of Pennsylvanians

(Aug 16, 2019)

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

 

Weekend community festival returns to Pittsburgh Aug. 16-18

(Aug 07, 2019)

7th Annual Health and Wellness Weekend includes food, entertainment, kids’ activities & more! Read more

 

Wheatley urges Shapiro to support cannabis patients’ rights

(Jul 02, 2019)

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, urged state Attorney General Josh Shaprio to join him and others to protect the rights of Pennsylvanians enrolled in the state’s medical cannabis program. Read more

 

Project to restore John Woods House to receive state tax credit

(Jun 18, 2019)

Located in Hazelwood, the John Woods House was constructed in 1792, and was home to Woods, a local prominent figure and politician whose father laid out the plan for the city of Pittsburgh. Read more

 

House Democrats preparing to compel action on Restore PA

(Jun 10, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 10 – House Democratic leaders indicated that if vital legislation implementing Gov. Wolf’s plan to meet infrastructure needs throughout the state does not move quickly, they are prepared to take steps to force the issue. Speaker Mike Turzai referred the Restore Pennsylvania bill (H.B. 1585, sponsored by Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny) to the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee last week. The panel’s chairman is a Republican who often brags of his refusal to advance any legislation sponsored by Democrats. The Restore Pennsylvania bill has 99 House co-sponsors from both parties. Democratic Leader Frank Dermody said several of his colleagues are preparing a discharge resolution to get Wheatley’s bill out of the committee and brought to the full House for consideration. “The people of Pennsylvania need the benefits that Restore Pennsylvania will deliver,” Dermody said. “From flood control to blight remediation to increased broadband deployment across the state, the state has many unmet infrastructure needs for which no other realistic funding source has been identified.” Democratic Policy Chairman Mike Sturla, who co-chaired a House-Senate policy hearing today on the RestorePA proposal, announced at the meeting’s conclusion that he’s ready to file the discharge resolution as soon as possible. “We heard a lot today about the benefits of this broad-ranging proposal,” Read more

 

Wheatley: History preservation projects receive state support

(Jun 06, 2019)

Two history preservation projects in Pittsburgh have been selected to receive state grants, state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, announced. Read more

 

City Charter School receives school safety grant

(May 22, 2019)

City Charter School in Pittsburgh has been selected to receive a $23,147 state grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to purchase safety and security-related equipment. Read more

 

Wheatley hosts community meeting on SCI-Pittsburgh

(May 10, 2019)

State Rep. Jake Wheatley hosted a community meeting about the future of the former SCI-Pittsburgh facility in Pittsburgh on Thursday, May 10. Read more

 
 

Legislators join rally to call for law enforcement reforms

(May 01, 2019)

Members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus and other legislators joined hundreds of youth and community members at a noontime rally Tuesday in the Pennsylvania Capitol Rotunda to call for reforms to Pennsylvania’s law enforcement system. Read more

 

$836k to support community safety programs in Pittsburgh

(May 01, 2019)

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, today announced that more than $836,000 in state grants has been awarded to three Pittsburgh-area groups to support safety programs in the region. Read more

 

10/9/19 – Adverse Childhood Experiences – Pittsburgh
Oct 10, 2019

Wheatley to host Policy hearing on adverse childhood experiences Wednesday in Pittsburgh
Oct 04, 2019

Wheatley Responds to GOP Criticism over Wolf Cannabis Announcement
Sep 27, 2019

Wheatley applauds governor’s call for cannabis reform, urges action on adult-use legislation
Sep 25, 2019

Reps. Gainey, Wheatley to host ‘Pathways 2 Pardons’ event next week
Aug 29, 2019

Gainey, Wheatley to host Pathways 2 Pardons event in Wilkinsburg
Aug 29, 2019

Wheatley hosts Annual Health & Wellness Weekend
Aug 21, 2019

Wheatley: Financial Future of Pennsylvanians
Aug 21, 2019

8/16/19 – Financial Future of Pennsylvanians – Pittsburgh
Aug 16, 2019

Wheatley holds roundtable on the financial future of Pennsylvanians
Aug 16, 2019

Weekend community festival returns to Pittsburgh Aug. 16-18
Aug 07, 2019

Wheatley urges Shapiro to support cannabis patients’ rights
Jul 02, 2019

Project to restore John Woods House to receive state tax credit
Jun 18, 2019

House Democrats preparing to compel action on Restore PA
Jun 10, 2019

Wheatley: History preservation projects receive state support
Jun 06, 2019

City Charter School receives school safety grant
May 22, 2019

Wheatley hosts community meeting on SCI-Pittsburgh
May 10, 2019

Wheatley opens 2019 Hunger Garden at state Capitol
May 07, 2019

Legislators join rally to call for law enforcement reforms
May 01, 2019

$836k to support community safety programs in Pittsburgh
May 01, 2019