WASHINGTON -- House and Senate tax negotiators, who begin work today, will make their final decisions on municipal bond provisions in the urban aid package and the tax section of the energy bill simultaneously, according to the Senate's top tax writer.

The urban aid package, commonly referred to as HR 11, and the energy measure have so many provisions in common that it would be impossible to treat the two separately, said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Lloyd Bentsen, D-Tex.

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