But that argument is perplexing given that Indiana had previously applied for the grant; the federal government rejected the state's bid a year ago. And state officials, including several inside the Pence administration, had spent months working on a new application. By all indications, Indiana had an excellent chance this time around of receiving the federal money.The editors conclude, "[Pence's] sudden step back is a hard blow for the state. And worse, for its children and their families."
When Republican politicians make sudden, unexplained and "perplexing" turns, they are usually catering to their party's far right wing.
Read the Star's editorial here.