WASHINGTON — Municipal market participants want Congress to provide more assistance for muni bonds next year by extending or expanding many of the bond-related provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, especially those authorizing the Build America Bond program.

"Obviously, I think there's a lot of hope that the temporary provisions, some of them at least, will be extended," said Thomas Vander Molen, a partner with Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis.

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