Regulatory and Standards
Government agencies and professional organizations are tasked with creating regulations and standards for a variety of activities and industries, including accounting, financial disclosure, labor, and environmental pollution and sustainability. Many of these same organizations are tasked with oversight and enforcement. MuniNet Guide features original content that provides guidance and fresh insights into various regulatory issues affecting states and local regions. We also serve as a resource to many of the bodies that regulate various sectors within industries and governments.
Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
Establishes standards of financial accounting that govern the preparation of financial reports by nongovernmental organizations.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Independent, not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly.
Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
Independent organization that establishes and improves standards of accounting and financial reporting for U.S. state and local government.
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)
Promotes a fair and efficient municipal market, regulates firms in municipal securities and advisory activities, and promotes market transparency.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Laws & Regulations
Laws and regulations on civil rights, privacy rights, research, fraud prevention and detection, freedom of information, tribal matters, and more.
U.S. Department of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Manages and conserves the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under a mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield.
U.S. Department of Labor - State Labor Laws
Wage and Hour Division (WHD) provides information on state labor laws on minimum wages, child labor, prevailing wages and more.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Federal agency for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress by investigating how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – Office of Municipal Securities
Coordinates the SEC's municipal securities activities, administers SEC rules relating to the municipal securities market, advises the SEC, and more.