Ron Stack, managing director and head of public finance at Barclays Capital and the new chairman of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, said efforts to resolve the ongoing global financial crisis should include the municipal market. "We're trying to say, 'As you the federal government are doing things, remember the municipal market,'" Stack told participants at SIFMA's annual meeting. "At a minimum, our municipal issuers need to be provided equal access to any facilities that are provided for the broader market."

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