• 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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  • State Senate Roundtable in Philadelphia Focuses on Proposals to Ban Powdered Alcohol

    Philadelphia – June 4, 2015 – At the request of state Sen. Shirley Kitchen (D-Phila.), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a roundtable discussion on proposals that would ban powdered alcohol in Pennsylvania.

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  • Kitchen Proposal to Study Youth Vaccines in PA Approved by Senate

    HARRISBURG, May 6, 2015 – State Sen. Shirley Kitchen’s resolution for Pennsylvania to study youth vaccinations was adopted today by the Senate.

    Senate Resolution 27 directs the Joint State Government Commission’s Task Force on Public Health Law to study how children are vaccinated in the commonwealth, and to make recommendations if it determines that current state laws need to be updated or changed.

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  • 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.

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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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