WASHINGTON -- State treasurers urged the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board yesterday to delay adopting any new rules governing political contributions until the board has fully analyzed the complex issues involved.

Lucille Maurer, president of the National Association of State Treasurers, made the plea in a two-page letter addressed to Charles W. Fish, the chairman of both the MSRB and Fish & Lederer Investment Counsel Inc. in Orange, Calif.

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