WASHINGTON -- Two tax legislators mounted a last-ditch effort yesterday to save the dozen or so tax breaks that are set to expire Dec. 31, including the tax exemptions for mortgage revenue bonds and small-issue industrial development bonds.

Sen. John C. Danforth, R-Mo., and Rep. Frank J. Guarini, D-N.J., introduced legislation that would extend the expiring provisions for one year, but the two legislators did not offer a concrete plan for getting the bill through Congress so close to the end of the legislative session.

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