WASHINGTON — The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board is wrestling with how much it needs to increase its staff, technological capability, and funds to implement provisions of the new financial regulatory reform law that require it to make the most expansive changes since its creation in 1975.

“The MSRB is truly at a turning point in its 35-year history,” the board’s chairman, Peter Clarke, told reporters Monday during a teleconference about the board’s meeting last week in Chatham, Mass.

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