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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

 

Wheatley invites all minority, women and disadvantaged business owners to state Capitol

(Mar 14, 2019)

Over the past several years, state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, has hosted a day at the Capitol for entrepreneurs to put faces to the well-established minority, women and disadvantaged business designations. Read more

 

OP-ED: Don’t Blow Smoke, Hop

(Mar 13, 2019)

After reading Hop’s recent opinion piece in the New Pittsburgh Courier, I wanted to give an informed rebuttal to his assertions. Read more

 

Join Rep. Wheatley in Harrisburg for a MWDBE summit

(Mar 08, 2019)

Join Rep. Wheatley for his MWDBE networking event in Harrisburg. Read more

 

Wheatley introduces adult-use cannabis legalization bill for Pennsylvania

(Feb 04, 2019)

state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, today introduced the most comprehensive adult-use cannabis legalization bill to date. Read more

 

Wheatley, Hughes hold event recognizing National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania

(Feb 04, 2019)

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, and state Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia/Montgomery, held an event in Harrisburg recognizing Feb. 7, 2019 as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Wheatley: $2 million in grants awarded to fund Pittsburgh projects

(Feb 01, 2019)

Two projects in Pittsburgh’s Lower Hill District have been chosen to receive more than $2 million in state funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Read more

 

In partnership with Gov. Wolf, Rep. Wheatley to introduce bipartisan legislation to restore state’s infrastructure

(Jan 31, 2019)

The plan, Restore Pennsylvania, was introduced by Gov. Tom Wolf at a press conference Thursday in Harrisburg. Read more

 

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

4/29/19 – Responsible Adult Use Cannabis – Harrisburg
Apr 29, 2019

Coalition of legislators unveils bills aimed at reforming police procedures
Apr 16, 2019

Wheatley calls for after-school program study
Mar 29, 2019

Wheatley: $10 million to help fund Hazelwood Green redevelopment
Mar 27, 2019

Grants announced for park, connectors for Hill and Downtown districts
Mar 26, 2019

Lawmakers comment on acquittal of white police officer in fatal shooting of Antwon Rose
Mar 23, 2019

Wheatley hosts event celebrating, promoting minority, women and disadvantaged businesses in Pennsylvania
Mar 18, 2019

Wheatley invites all minority, women and disadvantaged business owners to state Capitol
Mar 14, 2019

OP-ED: Don’t Blow Smoke, Hop
Mar 13, 2019

Join Rep. Wheatley in Harrisburg for a MWDBE summit
Mar 08, 2019

Wheatley introduces adult-use cannabis legalization bill for Pennsylvania
Feb 04, 2019

Wheatley, Hughes hold event recognizing National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania
Feb 04, 2019

Wheatley: $2 million in grants awarded to fund Pittsburgh projects
Feb 01, 2019

In partnership with Gov. Wolf, Rep. Wheatley to introduce bipartisan legislation to restore state’s infrastructure
Jan 31, 2019