CHICAGO — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is expected to make a decision in the next few weeks on whether to give the go-ahead to a $2 billion bond-financed fertilizer plant project that was put on hold in January amid allegations that the Pakistan-based firm that would build the plant is tied to explosives used against Americans in Afghanistan.

The Indiana Finance Authority in December sold $1.26 billion of tax-free Midwest Disaster Area Bonds to finance the first stage of the deal. But Pence put the project on hold within days of his January inauguration after U.S. military officials said they were investigating the company due to the use of its fertilizer in explosives used against U.S. troops.

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