As the first quarter begins to take shape and the municipal market faces $16.89 billion of 30-day visible supply, a handful of issuers plan to test the primary market with sizable deals amid thriving demand for attractive returns, despite last week's drop in yields.

The total volume in the competitive and negotiated markets this week is estimated at $4.85 billion, versus a revised total of $2.07 billion for last week, according to Thomson Reuters.

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