Currently the Texas Economic Stabilization Fund (otherwise known as the Rainy Day Fund) is only about 4% of the total state budget. This reserve fund was created for emergencies and economic shortfalls. Typically businesses and families are encouraged to have at least a 10% reserve fund for bad times. What percentage of the total state budget do you think is appropriate for the Economic Stabilization Fund? Please click HERE to vote in this poll. It is a pleasure to serve you in the Texas Legislature.