We’re just halfway through the 2009 fiscal year, and already there’s talk of using the Rainy Day Fund to prop up the FY 2010 budget. The noise by some at the Capitol follows news from the state Tax Commission that receipts for next fiscal year could be down by $250 million. Gov. Brad Henry has prudently left the Rainy Day Fund alone during his six years in office, and as a result there’s now about $600 million available. Henry says he doesn’t favor tapping it. Neither does Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee, who’s correct in saying next year could be worse and so it’s best to keep away. Energy-rich Alaska faces up to a $400 million deficit in this year’s budget, but Gov. Sarah Palin isn’t reaching into her state’s sizable reserve fund. “It’s not pouring rain in Alaska. It’s sprinkling,” she said this week. The same is true for Oklahoma.