WASHINGTON — A group of middle-market municipal bond dealers are banding together with issuers, analysts and others to form Municipal Bonds for America, a coalition created to head off threats to the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds.

The group, which had roughly 20 members Tuesday, will “provide a unified advocacy voice to promote and defend the municipal securities market” and serve as the market’s voice in communications with the media and policymakers, according to a press release.

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