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Buckingham believes state will use rainy day fund for Harvey relief

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BROWNWOOD, Texas - State Sen. Dawn Buckingham of District 24 told those inside a conference room at the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce that the past year's legislative and special sessions were successful. She also said Democrat and Republican lawmakers are able to work with each other.

Buckingham answered a question from KTXS about Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. She said she believes the state will use some of the $10 billion it has stored in its Rainy Day Fund.

"I think we will be tapping the Rainy Day Fund," she said. "But there's a ton of federal programs and federal money coming in. We're going to have to wait and see how all that washes out and what exactly that looks like"

Buckingham said the state doesn't need another special session to use the money.

She'll be in Abilene on Friday touring Dyess Air Force Base and opening her district office at 4400 Buffalo Gap Road, Suite No. 0400.

The grand opening will be from 3 to 5 p.m. At 3:30 p.m. Buckingham will recognize local heroes.

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