Cash-strapped governors can expect another $16.1 billion to help pay Medicaid bills next year, Politico reports.
The extension funds are part of a $26 billion aid package the Senate okayed for state and local governments, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The overall aid package will be funded partly by an $11 billion tax increase on U.S. multinational corporations, the Journal says. The Medicaid dollars increase Washington's contribution under the so-called federal medical assistance percentages that dictate the shared costs for Medicaid.
The Senate voted 61-39 to approve the measure, reports the Journal. House Democratic leadership said Wednesday they plan to get final approval for the legislation as early as next Tuesday, according to the Journal.