Governor Dayton today vetoed the GOP tax plan in St. Paul at Bruce Vento Elementary School surrounded by students.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton.

“I’m vetoing the bill because they have not met the condition I set, which is to include the emergency school aid and also because it’s a bill that’s skewed toward the rich,” Dayton said, referring to his $138 million proposal for emergency school funding.

Republicans appear willing to at least talk with the governor about emergency school aid, but House Speaker Kurt Daudt said if lawmakers are going to approve it, “We should actually pass it for the schools that are in an emergency situation and need it. The governor’s plan gives money to every school, including the vast majority of them that don’t have a budget problem right now.”

Daudt is urging the governor to come to the negotiating table and not pit schools against middle-tax taxpayers.