Even still, prudence will be paramount in deciding where ESF funds will be administered and in what manner.
The Mayor of Houston formally asked Gov. Greg Abbott to tap state funds for Hurricane Harvey recovery.
Each maneuver was a contemptuous and arrogant ploy to ensure that votes were about procedure rather than policy.
A member of the Freedom Caucus is joining liberal Republicans and Democrats to call for bigger government.
Spending on schools and border security are being held hostage to raiding the Rainy Day Fund.
The prudent course would be to safeguard the fund for true emergencies.
Abbott also notably sided with Patrick and the Texas Senate on a number of issues.
In what has been a steady trickle over the past few months, Democrat lawmakers and their surrogates have ramped up arguments to tap into the ESF.
By tapping spend-happy politicians to the committee, Straus is signaling that he is willing to break open the state’s piggy bank.
It is revealing that Straus and his lieutenant are calling for more spending before the source of the problems has been diagnosed.