• Guv’s Decision to Stop Food Stamp Asset Test the Right One, Kitchen Says

    HARRISBURG, April 22, 2015 – The Wolf administration’s decision to eliminate the Corbett-era “asset test” for people in need of food stamps is getting the applause of Sen. Shirley Kitchen.

    The asset test was instituted by the Corbett administration as a way to prevent people, including seniors, from receiving federally funded benefits in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

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  • Senator Kitchen to Hold Symposium on The Changing of Life

    Senator Shirley Kitchen and the the Juanita Rowe Foundation present a symposium on The Changing of Life on Saturday, April 25th at 10 a.m. at the Beckett Life Center.

    Hear experts discuss what to expect from menopause, the best ways to deal with menopausal symptoms and life after menopause.

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  • Energy Conservation Workshop on April 30th

    Are you losing heat and money in your household? Save money and gain a basic understanding of the best and most cost-effective ways to reduce your energy usage. Senator Kitchen and other invited participants present a workshop, free to the public, on April 30th about energy conservation in your home.

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  • Kitchen Holds Telephone Town Hall

    On Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 p.m., Senator Kitchen held a live Telephone Town Hall Meeting.

    Participants were able to ask questions as well as listen to a discussion about issues that are important to our area.

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  • Kitchen Proposals Target ‘Powdered Alcohol,’ Youth Vaccines

    PHILADELPHIA, March 10, 2015 – To improve the safety and quality of life of all Pennsylvanians, Sen. Shirley Kitchen has introduced two consumer protection measures that would ban the sale and consumption “powdered alcohol,” and lead to improvements in youth vaccinations.

    The sale or consumption of powdered alcohol, also known as “palcohol,” would be illegal in the commonwealth under Kitchen’s Senate Bill 588.

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  • Kitchen Welcomes Gov. Wolf’s Plan to Help Neediest PAians, Begin New Investments in Education, Small Businesses

    HARRISBURG, March 3, 2015 – Gov. Tom Wolf’s first budget, a $29.8 billion proposal, would begin Pennsylvania’s turnaround by re-investing in the social safety net programs the previous administration decimated, Sen. Shirley Kitchen said today.

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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. The PA Liquor Control Board won’t sell it in their stores, but Sen. Shirley Kitchen wants to outlaw not just the sale of this product, but the consumption of it as well. 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.

The PLCB’s Stacy Kriedeman says the state store system will not put powdered alcohol products, equally subject to state regulations, on its shelves.  Continue Reading →

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