ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — House Speaker Kurt Daudt says Gov. Mark Dayton should apologize for saying some Republicans hate public schools.

Dayton made the comment Tuesday after announcing he’d fulfill his promise and veto the Legislature’s education budget bill. The Democratic governor says the Republicans who control the House are to blame for not supporting a preschool program that he wants in the budget.

Daudt called Dayton’s remarks “outrageous” and called on the governor to apologize Wednesday.

Dayton’s comment could tinge negotiations for a special session. He’ll need to reach a new deal with the Republican House on public school funding to finalize the state’s $42 billion budget.

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