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


2019 Summer Newsletter

(Jul 18, 2019)

Catch up with the latest news from Harrisburg and our communities! 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


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


4/29/19 – Responsible Adult Use Cannabis – Harrisburg

(Apr 29, 2019)

Materials from joint Senate and House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing. Read more


Coalition of legislators unveils bills aimed at reforming police procedures

(Apr 16, 2019)

State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, and PLBC members were joined by a coalition of legislators from around the state for a press conference to unveil a package of legislation aimed at streamlining police procedures and improving police-community relations at noon today in the Capitol Media Center. Read more


Wheatley calls for after-school program study

(Mar 29, 2019)

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, has introduced legislation (H.R. 180) calling for a study of after-school programs in Pennsylvania. Read more


Wheatley: $10 million to help fund Hazelwood Green redevelopment

(Mar 27, 2019)

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, today announced that the state is awarding a $10 million funding package to help spur a major redevelopment project at the former FTV Steel property in Hazelwood. Read more


Grants announced for park, connectors for Hill and Downtown districts

(Mar 26, 2019)

A major project that will connect the Hill and Downtown districts with a pedestrian park over the I-579 Highway in Pittsburgh has been selected to receive a $350,000 state grant, state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, announced today. Read more


Lawmakers comment on acquittal of white police officer in fatal shooting of Antwon Rose

(Mar 23, 2019)

PITTSBURGH , March 23 – Pittsburgh-area lawmakers today released the following statement regarding the acquittal of former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld, who fatally shot Antwon Rose II, an unarmed black teenager, in the back last summer. “First and foremost, our deepest sympathies go out to Michelle Kenny and Antwon Rose Sr. as well as the rest of Antwon’s family and friends. Our community lost a 17-year-old boy. We will continue to mourn this senseless and pointless loss of the life. The life he lived as well as the life he could’ve gone on to live. “While no verdict can bring Antwon back, we had hoped to see justice for his murder. Unfortunately, there will be no justice for Antwon. This outcome, while extremely disappointing, is far from surprising. Our region has a troubling history of racial injustices. The loss of an unarmed Antwon with no punishment for the police officer who shot him three times as he tried to flee will be added to that history. “America has a problem with police officers murdering African-American men and women that our region is not immune to. From Freddie Gray, to Sandra Bland, to Philando Castile and now Antwon Rose, police officers time and time again have used excessive, unnecessary force against African-American civilians and faced no criminal convictions for their actions. “As a nation, we simply cannot sit back, express our outrage for a few days and then return to our Read more


Wheatley hosts event celebrating, promoting minority, women and disadvantaged businesses in Pennsylvania

(Mar 18, 2019)

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, hosted an event in Harrisburg celebrating and promoting minority, women and disadvantaged businesses (MWDBE) in Pennsylvania. Read more