• 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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  • Fall Job Fair

    Are you in search of a job or ready to start a career? If so, join a number of local elected officials at an upcoming Fall Job Fair!

    There will be a variety of employers to talk with as well as information on the best state programs and services to help you in your job search and professional enrichment.

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  • Medicare & Medicaid Celebrates 50!

    Today marks the anniversary of two vital programs that protect the health and wellbeing of millions of Americans. Signed into law on July 30, 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, Medicare and Medicaid started as basic insurance programs for Americans who did not have health insurance. However, these programs have changed over the years to provide Americans with access to quality and affordable health care.

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  • Sham Republican State Budget Proposal Gets Kitchen’s ‘No’ Vote

    June 30, 2015 – Because it promises to continue the Corbett administration’s draconian policies on education, PA’s social safety net, and tax fairness, state Sen. Kitchen voted against the proposed $30.2 B Republican budget.

    “We’ve survived the recession and four years of bad budgeting, so it is time to move forward and begin investing again in Philadelphians and all of the residents of PA,” Kitchen said.

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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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