Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar wants to overhaul the state's Rainy Day Fund.
Hegas writes in The Texas Tribune that the Economic Stabilization Fund balance should always be at least 8 percent of the General Fund, and also be invested to keep up with inflation.
A second part of the fund would be used to help fix the state's long-term fiscal issues.
Hegar says the changes need to be done because the current fund is like "burying the money in a hole on the Capitol lawn."
He's hoping the state Legislature will move on the idea this session.