(KCEN) -- Gov. Rick Perry urged lawmakers to tap into the state's rainy day fund for infrastructure improvements today.
During his State of the State address, Perry says this "one time investment" will ensure a high quality of life in Texas.
Perry's proposed idea would use 3.7 billion dollars to better both water and transportation systems.
The money would come from the rainy day fund because Perry says there is more cash in it than is needed.
Perry also says he'd like Texas to have the option of giving back excess tax money, "directly to those who paid it."