WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) promotes government transparency by providing free electronic public access to information and data about states and communities nationwide that issue bonds to finance public projects. The MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website makes it easy for reporters to find this information using an interactive map. This Sunshine Week, start browsing the information available for your state on EMMA.
Watch a video on how reporters can use EMMA to explore the financial health of states, cities and counties, plus many hospitals, universities and other nonprofit organizations financed by public debt.
Follow the MSRB on Twitter @MSRB_News to keep up with MSRB rulemaking and learn more about the tools available on EMMA for citizens and journalists.
About Sunshine Week
Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information coordinated by the American Society of News Editors and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
About the MSRB
The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a Congressionally-chartered, self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is subject to oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission.