Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Lawmakers are making a bit of progress on some big issues they've called a special session to resolve, but they've still got work to do.
A conference committee has compromised on the Department of Administration. Lawmakers are looking that over before voting, but the budget and retirement still haven't reached that point.
Lawmakers say they're close on the retirement plan.
"We're all starting to feel a little bit of the pressure from the time constraints and I think two things can happen, people can either dig their heels in, and throw up their hands or they can keep muddling through and right now I think most people want to find an end result so I'm hopeful that we can do that," said Republican Rep. Jim Merrill, or Berkeley County.
One issue that's holding things up is the creation of PEBA, that's the public employee benefits authority.
PEBA would allow those invested in the retirement system to have a say in it.
The senate wants that group included in the plan but house members say it should have been addressed in the government restructuring bill.
They're worried it could lead to a possible lawsuit since it's not apart of the retirement system.
"I know people think we don't know what we're doing, but we really do and we're gonna pass a retirement bill, we really are and it will be a bill that is something people can live with," said Orangeburg County Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, a Democrat.
This morning members met with the governor and others to try and find a compromise and while they're still not there yet. They all say it has to happen by tomorrow.
Lawmakers say they're being careful with that they're doing, saying they done a lot of research and study on the retirement system.
They're also still working to put a state budget in place that's still unresolved as well.