Rep. Gerald Connolly said yesterday that he will introduce legislation during the next few weeks to provide some sort of federal support for municipal bonds, and that the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee has promised the panel will consider it.

The Virginia Democrat made his remarks at the National Association of State Treasurers' legislative conference here, while another speaker, Alice Rivlin, senior fellow of economic studies at the Brookings Institution, said a second stimulus package will be needed.

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