WASHINGTON — Groups representing broker-dealers and issuers have sent a joint letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission complaining the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board was seeking SEC approval for an amendment to proposed rule changes without public comment — a charge an MSRB spokesperson denied.

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the Government Finance Officers Association co-authored the Aug. 29 letter, which did not describe the alleged amendment to MSRB proposed changes to Rules G-8 on books and records, G-11 on primary offering practices, and G-32 on primary offering disclosure on retail order periods.

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