By Tony Romeo

THORNDALE, Pa. (CBS) — Governor Tom Wolf visited an elementary school in Chester County this morning, to kick off his push to impose a tax on natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania.

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Wolf says his natural gas drilling tax plan could raise $1 billion, most of which would go to education.  He expressed optimism about this proposal of his, and others.

“What’s heartening for me -– I’ve been there a little over three weeks now -– is how much we agree,” the governor said of the legislature.  “I mean, we all want the same ends.”  He said everyone in Harrisburg wants a strong economy and better schools.

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But state senate majority leader Jake Corman (R-central Pa.) has a bit of a different take on the governor.

“Most of the things he’s done so far are pretty ideologically driven,” Corman says.  “And that’s okay — he can lay out his agenda that way.  But ultimately, he’s going to have to deal with a Republican House and a Republican Senate that are going to have different ideological views, and hopefully we will find somewhere in the middle.”

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Corman said the state senate will hold hearings on the natural gas tax proposal but he wouldn’t handicap chances of its approval.