CHICAGO — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said late Friday he is pulling state support for a $1.8 billion, bond-financed fertilizer plant amid political concerns, but the plant's owners said they still hope to build the facility.

The clock is ticking for the plant's owners, who sold $1.3 billion of short-term notes in December through an Indiana state conduit to finance the first stage of the deal. The notes have a mandatory July tender date.

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