Senate Leader Marc Basnight says the amount of money the state may have to provide means that some ideas, such as a temporary tax increase, may be reconsidered.
Lawmakers in both parties have said they're opposed to that option.
There has been talk of a return to Raleigh by legislators to consider a flood-relief package that would raise up to $600 million by raiding the state's emergency fund and trimming spending.
That was before Congress finished its session without giving the entire $1.7 billion sought by Gov. Jim Hunt.
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