• Youth Vaccination Study Ordered by Sen. Kitchen Finds Potential for ‘Serious Health Risks’ as Too Few Children Getting Shots

    May 6, 2016 – A bipartisan panel’s study of youth vaccination rates ordered by state Sen. Shirley Kitchen has found that not enough children are getting their shots and are creating the possibility of “serious health risks” because of it, the Philadelphia Democrat said today.

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  • 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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Kitchen to Hold Healthy Eating Seminars

  PHILADELPHIA, May 19, 2016 — State Sen. Shirley Kitchen, along with Divine Sources, will hold a “Take Back Your Health” seminar, demonstrating the health benefits of juicing, tomorrow, at 10 a.m., at The Yorkhouse, 5325 Old York Road, Philadelphia,…

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Youth Vaccination Study Ordered by Sen. Kitchen Finds Potential for ‘Serious Health Risks’ as Too Few Children Getting Shots

HARRISBURG, May 6, 2016 – A bipartisan panel’s study of youth vaccination rates ordered by state Sen. Shirley Kitchen has found that not enough children are getting their shots and are creating the possibility of “serious health risks” because of…

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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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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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