In the last few days of the 2012 legislative session lawmakers admit they still have a lot of work cut out for them. The first priority is the 2013 budget that passed the house last week, that now moves on to the senate.

House Speaker David Ralston says he’s optimistic going into the home stretch.

“We have tax reform, we have criminal justice reform we’ve still got some issues out there. I think we’re making progress and at the end of the day we’re going to produce some work that I think Georgians can be proud of," says Speaker Ralston.

Senate Democrats say they plan to introduce amendments to some of the legislation coming out of the house, for example the bill that would require drug testing for Medicaid and welfare recipients.