Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has asked for about $407 million in federal stimulus money for schools and Medicaid, even though
he has criticized it.
Daniels has publicly railed against the newly approved $26 billion stimulus package, but his office said Friday that applications had been submitted for about $200 million toward Medicaid and about $200 million for education.
Federal officials said last week that governors must ask for the Medicaid money to get it, which put Daniels and some other Republican governors in a tough spot because they had criticized the new round of stimulus funding.
Daniels said this week that he still questions whether the stimulus package is wise. But he said Congress has acted, so Indiana would seek the money.