The second half of the 2013 legislative session starts Tuesday and the governor's top priority is a balanced budget.
Governor Bentley says it's the Legislature's only constitutional duty.
A House committee is scheduled to begin work on the education budget Tuesday.
The Senate has already approved the General Fund budget and sent it to a House committee.
Other bills Bentley is working on are restructuring the state medicaid program and providing new legal protection to the airbus plant being built in Mobile.