• 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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  • Kitchen, Costa Applaud Wolf Administration Decision on Medicaid Expansion

    Feb 9, 2014 – Senate Democratic Health and Welfare Committee Chair Shirley Kitchen released the following statement after Gov. Wolf announced plans today to move forward with Medicaid expansion:

    “This is a good day for Pennsylvanians who need affordable health care insurance but do not need the hassles and headaches of Healthy PA.”

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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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