WASHINGTON - Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, D-Tex., said Friday he will propose relaxing curbs on private-activity bonds in enterprise zones as part of the urban aid package the Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to vote on this week.

Committee aides are still working out details, but Senate sources said the plan will probably involve a new type of exempt facility bond to finance small-business loans in the zones. The bonds likely would be partially exempt from the private-activity bond volume cap, and banks would be able to deduct 80% of the cost of carrying the bonds.

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