WASHINGTON - The board of directors of the National Association of Counties adopted a resolution Friday urging the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board to delay its proposed political contributions rule until regulators have consulted more extensively with issuers and studied the rule's costs and benefits.

The resolution, which is not as hard-hitting as one enacted recently by the National League of Cities, was adopted Friday at the 1,700-member group's board of directors meeting held in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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