Minnesota Senate Democrats release their state budget outline later this week, but House Republicans have already drawn clear battle lines. Governor Mark Dayton wants a gas tax increase for road and bridge projects and a 1.4-billion-dollar bonding bill for state public works projects. House Republicans have repeatedly said “no tax increases,” and last week they proposed a bonding number less than half of Dayton’s. And House Speaker Kurt Daudt also says, “My hope is that there’s a significant amount of transportation infrastructure included in our bonding bill.” No way, says House Minority Leader Paul Thissen. The Minneapolis Democrat says money is needed for transportation projects, but getting it from the bonding bill doesn’t leave enough for other necessary projects, including wastewater treatment plants in Greater Minnesota.