Rep. Beryl Anthony says he plans to keep his public finance commission alive as a tax-exempt educational organization and use it to explain municipal finance to the unusually large number of first-time congressmen expected to arrive in Washington in January.

"There are going to be a lot of people in need of education" that the commission can provide, the Arkansas Democrat told reporters Tuesday night after receiving the Public Securities Association's Distinguished Public Service Award at the group's second annual awards dinner at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan.

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