MANCHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers say Gov.-elect Tom Wolf must be able to compromise and curb growing costs if he wants to advance an ambitious agenda that includes a tax increase on the natural gas industry in a Legislature with huge GOP majorities.

Republicans delivered that message Wednesday as the newly elected Democrat thanked his supporters at a restaurant near his tiny south-central Pennsylvania home town of Mount Wolf.

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Wolf won nearly 55 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election, making Republican Tom Corbett the first Pennsylvania governor to be denied a second term.

The businessman and first-time candidate wants to impose a new severance tax on natural-gas drilling and overhaul the income-tax to shift more of the cost onto wealthier taxpayers and cut school property taxes.

Wolf’s inauguration is Jan. 20.

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