WASHINGTON -- The National League of Cities has given White House officials, at their request, a proposal for easing curbs on tax-exempt bonds to promote infrastructure improvement and capital investment in economically distressed areas.

The proposal was presented over the weekend by the league's board to Robert Rubin, head of the National Economic Council, and was sought by the White House as part of its effort to draft an infrastructure investment plan to send to ConFess in 1995.

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