This is the final day of the General Assembly before the veto recess and lawmakers will likely pass a budget and could at least begin work on comprehensive tax reform.
Representative Myron Dossett of Pembroke expects a budget that increases SEEK funding for school systems and he expects legislation to pass that caps the ceiling on what local governments have to pay into the pension system.
He expects tax reform legislation to surface and it will be a more consumption-based model similar to Tennessee.
Representative Walker Thomas believes tax reform is necessary and believes it will generate new revenue.
Senator Whitney Westerfield is also hopeful for tax reform and says it may not be finished until after the veto recess.
The 10-day veto recess allows the governor to look over all bills passed and then the General Assembly can choose to override a veto with a simple majority vote in each chamber.