WASHINGTON - The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board today will release and seek public comments on draft changes to its Rule G-37 on political contributions that would require dealers to disclose contributions they make to campaign committees pushing bond ballot initiatives.

The move comes about six months after a group of prominent dealers, including a former MSRB chairman, urged the board to sharply curtail the contributions. The board responded at that time by saying there was not enough data to show how big the problem is and whether it should be curtailed.

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