The Louisiana Senate voted Monday to put a $113 million surplus from fiscal 2012 into the Medicaid program rather than deposit the money into the rainy day fund as required by legislative rule.

The Senate amendments to House Bill 678 repeal an agreement last year with the House that pledged the 2012 surplus to the rainy day fund. The House agreed to a $200 million draw on the rainy day fund to repay a previous deficit in exchange for a repayment of up to $205 million.

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