KYIV — Kentucky Gov.

Matt Bevin said he expects the Senate to pass the state’s $1.3 trillion tax bill Thursday, but warned that it will take several weeks before the governor can sign it into law.

“I’m expecting it to take several days,” Bevin told MSNBC’s Morning Joe program.

“We’ve had some issues on the tax bill and some issues that are being addressed.”

The tax bill was initially expected to pass Thursday but the Senate and House have yet to hash out differences.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he would not bring the tax legislation to the floor until after the Thanksgiving holiday.

The bill passed the House earlier this month but failed to reach the Senate, and the Senate is now expected to vote on the legislation this week.

The governor said he is hoping for a final legislative victory in the next week.

“We have some work to do,” he said.

“And I think we have to get it done now.

I think that’s why we’re going to be taking a few weeks to get this done.”

Bevin said the governor expects to begin the process of signing the bill into law this week, and he expects to announce his plans for tax cuts and other measures on Thursday.

The Kentucky Republican has been one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal critics, criticizing his administration’s approach to the opioid crisis and calling out Democratic lawmakers for refusing to raise the state income tax rate.

Democrats have largely stayed quiet on the state tax bill, and Bevin’s office did not respond to requests for comment Thursday.

In January, the governor was one of the first state leaders to endorse Trump for president, and on Friday, Bevin and White House press secretary Sean Spicer held a news conference to celebrate the president’s win.

Bevin has said Trump has been a champion of the state, saying in a January interview that “there are a lot of things that are going on in Kentucky that we haven’t seen.”