HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A proposal to slap Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry with a new tax is turning the heads of Republican lawmakers amid an increasingly grim budget picture. Some Republicans in the Capitol are predicting that a tax on natural gas extraction could end up in whatever final budget legislation emerges for the fiscal year beginning July 1st.
DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Parents, students and others say they're hoping for a resolution of the teacher strike that began this week in the Danville Area School District. The Daily Item of Sunbury reports that some 200 teachers walked off the job Thursday, and classes have been canceled this week.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - State College is expanding its system of downtown surveillance, adding 71 cameras to a network that's been in place for about a decade. The Centre Daily Times reports that the new cameras will be installed in the borough building, in parking garages and around the downtown area.
YORK, Pa. (AP) - Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly. The York Dispatch reports Nina Davuluri posted a statement on the Miss America Organization's Facebook page saying she contacted Central York High School to ask officials to rethink the three-day in-school suspension issued to 18-year-old Patrick Farves.
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