• Kitchen Calls for Statewide Task Force, More Testing to Determine Extent of PA’s Lead Problem

    March 23, 2016 – With 18 PA cities testing higher than Flint, Mich., for elevated blood lead levels, and a growing chorus of evidence indicating a worsening statewide lead problem, Sen Kitchen today offered a focused course of action to better protect children and their families.

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  • Sen. Kitchen Applauds Gov. Wolf’s Signing of New Criminal History Sealing Expansion Law

    HARRISBURG, Feb. 16, 2016 – Pennsylvanians who have served their time for certain legal missteps and have been free of arrest or prosecution since 2005 can have those infractions sealed by a court now that Gov. Tom Wolf has signed the new measure into law, Sen. Shirley Kitchen said today.

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

    HARRISBURG – 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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Sen. Kitchen, Innovative Insurance to Hold Financial Seminar April 30

PHILADELPHIA, April 25, 2016 – Philadelphians looking to plan their financial future, including retirement, will be able to learn some new strategies Saturday, April 30, during a special financial seminar organized by state Sen. Shirley Kitchen and Innovative Insurance Brokers.…

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Temple U. Military & Vets Center to Honor Sen. Kitchen Thursday in Philly

PHILADELPHIA, April 18, 2016 – An annual forum for women who have fought to defend the freedoms of America will fete state Sen. Shirley Kitchen Thursday, April 21, at Temple University’s student center. The 5th Annual Women Veterans Forum will…

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Sen. Kitchen to Help Residents Learn About Government Services at Fair

PHILADELPHIA, March 23, 2016 – Philadelphians looking to save money on their water bills, senior citizens needing to cut back on their property tax bills, and low-income residents struggling to make ends meet could find the answers they seek tomorrow,…

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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.

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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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