WASHINGTON — Lawmakers will return from vacations next month to restart work on a slew of unfinished legislative proposals — some of which include new municipal bond provisions — that were left on the table last week when Congress took its holiday recess.

Among other bills, work had stalled this month on alternative minimum tax relief; the farm, energy, and trade bills; and a package of so-called tax extenders, which includes an extension of the expired qualified zone academy bond program and the optional deduction for state and local sales taxes.

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