Meanwhile out in the rotunda grass roots groups echoed the call to repeal the PLDC.
Other revenue-producing ideas like gaming are potentially in the mix this session.
The new Senate president has long favored electronic gaming.
But Kim does not think the convention center is an appropriate site for a casino, but instead is pushing the development of a music and art museum.
And even though the new house speaker is a long time gaming advocate.
Kim isn’t sure if the Senate is prepared to roll the dice.
"However, if in fact it is the will of majority to do that, then I think a center for music and dance would work very well into a casino," said Kim.
Opening day--a snapshot of lawmakers staking out early positions, watching to see what will get traded over the next four months.