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Wheatley launches online petition to legalize marijuana

Wheatley: Veterans service doesn’t end, neither should support

(Nov 14, 2019)

Pittsburgh legislator introduces legislation to give veterans a second chance. Read more

 

Wheatley: Tax Credit Bill is a Missed Opportunity

(Oct 25, 2019)

While Wheatley supports this bill, he would have preferred for it to include language that would allow the state to extend this credit to other folks who provide critical services to our communities -- like childcare providers -- often at their own expense. Read more

 

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