Harrisburg http://wesa.fm en How to Own a Piece of Pennsylvania History http://wesa.fm/post/how-own-piece-pennsylvania-history <p>This weekend citizens of the Commonwealth will get the opportunity to purchase a piece of Pennsylvania history.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=512&amp;mode=2&amp;objID=1426">Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission</a> will auction off items which include a Conestoga Wagon, prints and antique tools.</p><p>Mary Jane Miller is collections manager for the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission. She says this Saturday's auction includes a diverse variety of items. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:07:25 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 24315 at http://wesa.fm How to Own a Piece of Pennsylvania History Bill Would Provide Paid Family Leave to New Parents in Pennsylvania http://wesa.fm/post/bill-would-provide-paid-family-leave-new-parents-pennsylvania <p>A bill to be introduced in Harrisburg would allow parents of newborn children to receive up to 12 weeks of paid leave.</p><p>“This is a policy that’s in effect in almost the entire industrialized world and in a number of states in America as well," said sponsor Sen. Daylin Leach. "It’s a standard benefit of employment.”</p><p>The bill would only apply to companies with more than 20 employees and to employees who work more than 20 hours per week. The Federal Family and Medical Leave Act allows for 12 weeks of unpaid leave, but that is not an option for many low-income workers.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Deanna Garcia 7125 at http://wesa.fm