The largest road and bridge funding package ever in Minnesota without a gas tax increase, said top Republicans on a stop in Mankato, as they fly around the state touting accomplishments of the legislative session just ended. Representative Paul Torkelson from Hanska says, “We’ve got 50 million in each biennium — cash — for Corridors of Commerce. Plus we have a lot of bonding money, 300 million over the four years, for Corridors of Commerce, great project that has really worked well for Greater Minnesota, especially for these inter-regional connection routes like Highway 14.” But a group of top Democratic lawmakers is urging Governor Mark Dayton to veto the transportation bill, saying it underfunds roads, bridges and transit — plus some rail safety measures are not included. And they warn money diverted from the state’s General Fund could be taken back in the next budget. Dayton has indicated he’ll make decisions on the budget bills by midnight tonight.