Members of the Legislative Budget Board - a group of lawmakers involved in the development of the state's budget - indicated at a brief meeting Friday that they would be willing to appropriate money from the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF, also known as the Rainy Day Fund) this session for a variety of purposes. Among the possible expenditures would be shoring up thee TRS retirement fund, paying for school safety measures, and covering Hurricane Harvey expenses.

The ESF is expected to top $15 billion by the end of this budget cycle.