(WTVA) -- Next Tuesday, the gavel will fall to start the 2013 session of the Mississippi Legislature.
One legislator thinks that the Senate and House are ready to get to work next week, but he adds there is a lot to be done.
"Well, I think members of the Legislature are ready to work. Most of us are involved year-round in planning, and in my case, just plain worrying about the next session. I'm very worried about the charter school legislation, and I'm very worried about this huge sales tax that's being proposed," said Democratic Senator Hob Bryan of Amory.
Many people are aware of the proposals on charter schools as well as Medicaid expansion.
But the sales tax increase Bryan mentioned hasn't been talked about as much before this session.
"For years, the municipal association has been trying to get passed a one-cent local option sales tax, which would allow every municipality in the state of Mississippi to impose an additional one-cent sales tax," said Bryan.
This legislation would allow any revenue collected to be distributed in the municipality where it was collected.
"I think the climate especially right now is bad for any type of tax increase. We are nickel and dimed not only in America, but in Mississippi too. With so much of the talk about the fiscal cliff and having dodged that, I think Mississippians want to keep money in their pockets," said Republican State Representative Brian Aldridge of Tupelo.
"I hope we can get the Legislature to focus on what's best for the state and what's best for the constituents," added Bryan.