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Daniels says Indiana will seek new stimulus money

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Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he will ask the federal government to send the state more than $435 million in additional stimulus money for schools and Medicaid.

Daniels had publicly criticized the newly approved $26 billion stimulus package, which would steer about $227 million to Indiana for Medicaid and $207 million for education.

Increasing federal help for states amounts to “asking the citizens of responsible states like ours to subsidize those places who have been more reckless,” Daniels said, according to a Bloomberg News story published by IBJ earlier this month.

Federal officials said last week that governors must ask for the Medicaid money to get it, which put Daniels and some other governors in a tough spot because they had criticized the new round of stimulus dollars.

Daniels said Tuesday during a stop near Corydon that he still questions whether the stimulus package is wise. But he said Congress has already acted, so Indiana will seek the money.

 

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  • re
    Dear Mitch,

    Now that Durham's donations are gone, you want stimulus money.

    We want you to return stolen money given to you in the form of campaign contributions to the Fair Finance bankruptcy trustee.

    Show some ethics and write a check today.
  • Daniels says Indiana will seek new stimulus money
    It's about time the guv came to his senses. Refusing "federal" (taxpayer) money would hurt only Indiana.

    If Mitch were to become president, would he refuse to live in the people's house in Washington, the way he refuses to live in the people's house in Indiana?

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