WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a proposal by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board to nearly double the amount of fees it collects from dealers, despite industry opposition.

In an order issued last week, the SEC agreed with the board that the fee increases, which were scheduled to go into effect Saturday, are needed to help pay for continued improvements to its EMMA site, as well as its expanded oversight of municipal advisers under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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