WASHINGTON — The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board yesterday filed a request with the Securities and Exchange Commission to allow it to post credit ratings directly on the board’s Electronic Municipal Market Access site.

SEC permission is one of the initial legal hoops the MSRB would need to jump through to be able to begin posting ratings. The board also would need to come to an agreement with the three major agencies that rate municipal debt — Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investor Service, and Fitch Ratings — with whom the board is in discussion.

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