• Dark Clouds on Horizon if PA Legislature Fails to Move Forward with New Budget, Kitchen Warns

    HARRISBURG, Feb. 9, 2016 – The threat of more deep cuts to basic education, human services and historic property tax increases is the bitter pill Republicans must swallow if it helps them understand the fiscal crisis before them, state Sen. Shirley Kitchen said today following Gov. Tom Wolf’s second budget address.

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  • Sen. Kitchen to Announce New Legislation that will Help Residents Erase Criminal Blemishes

    PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 29, 2016 – State Sen. Shirley M. Kitchen and state Rep. Jordan A. Harris will announce and discuss a new bill that will allow individuals with certain second- and third-degree misdemeanors and ungraded offenses to petition the court to expunge their criminal records from public view.

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  • Sen. Kitchen Voices Approval of Gov. Wolf’s Decision to Fund Schools, Human Service Organizations Despite State Budget Impasse

    Dec. 29, 2015 – Schools on the verge of closing and human service organizations that have been forced to cut back services or shut their doors will get some immediate relief with Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision today to deliver emergency funding, state Sen. Shirley M. Kitchen said.

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  • New PA Law Will Help Deliver Affordable Homes, Reduce Blight, Sen. Kitchen Says

    PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 10, 2015 – A new state law that will tackle Pennsylvania’s shortage of affordable homes and its pockets of blight is long overdue and much needed, state Sen. Shirley M. Kitchen today.

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  • Sen. Kitchen Slams Republican Stopgap

    HARRISBURG, Sept. 18, 2015 – Sidestepping their pledge to work together on a balanced state budget that moves Pennsylvania forward, Sen. Shirley M. Kitchen today voted against the Republican stopgap budget because it would continue to hurt taxpayers and the people who need assistance now.

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  • One of Sen. Kitchen’s Bills on ‘Palcohol’ Clears Senate

    HARRISBURG, Sept. 18, 2015 – One of two bills that would make it nearly impossible for anyone in Pennsylvania to sell or transport so-called “powdered alcohol” has been overwhelmingly approved by the Senate.

    Senate Bill 773 would add powdered alcohol – sometimes called “palcohol” – to the definitions of Title 18 (crimes and offenses).

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Banning Powdered Alcohol

“People should be very worried about the potential damage powdered alcohol can have in society, which is why I am proposing to outlaw the sale and consumption of this new breed of cocktail,” says Senator Kitchen.

Read the bill here →  |  Contact me with thoughts & comments here →

Listen and read more about my stance against the sale and consumption of powdered alcohol below:

Sen. Shirley Kitchen to Guest on PCN on March 23, 2015 at 8pm on Powdered Alcohol

By Larry Kaspar | March 20, 2015

Powdered alcohol, often referred to as Palcohol, needs only the addition of water to make a real alcohol beverage.  Continue Reading →

Pa. Liquor Control Board Says No Way To Powdered Alcohol Sales in Commonwealth

By Steve Tawa | March 16, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — While federal regulators have approved the sale of powdered alcohol, being marked as “Palcohol,” it won’t be coming anytime soon to stores run by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.  Continue Reading →

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