CHICAGO — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will call state legislators into special session at a date still to be determined after they failed to pass a two-year budget by the Wednesday midnight deadline.

The special session will be the first under Daniels’ five-year tenure. The governor hopes it will bring about a plan preferable to a proposed $28.1 billion spending plan that he said at a press conference yesterday would have sent the relatively stable state down the “rat hole” with other states.

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