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Lynn Hume

Washington Bureau Chief

Lynn Hume has been Washington Bureau Chief for The Bond Buyer, the authority on the $3.7 trillion muni bond market, since 2007. Before that she was Regulatory Affairs Editor and a reporter for the paper, covering tax, securities and derivatives market practices, regulation, legislation and enforcement. For three years before joining The Bond Buyer, she was a staff investigator for the House Government Operations Committee’s subcommittee on energy and the environment, and dealt with such issues as U.S. oil emergency preparedness, the ban on Libyan oil products, regulation of mixed chemical and nuclear waste at federal defense facilities and federal oversight of nuclear fuels plants.

Lynn was a reporter for McGraw-Hill Publications for eight years prior to moving to Capitol Hill, covering energy, environmental and other issues for several of its newsletters, magazines and Business Week.

Recent Stories From this Author

MSRB: Financial Disclosures Way Up, Bank Loans Not so Much
March 4, 2015 Municipal issuers’ disclosures of financial and operating data have increased dramatically, while disclosures of bank loans...

No Long-Term Transportation or Tax Reform Bill Until 2017
March 4, 2015 Congress is not likely to pass a long-term transportation funding bill or tax reform legislation of any kind until 2017, after...

MSRB Seen Requiring ATS Pre-Trade Price Disclosures
March 3, 2015 The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board is likely to propose requiring alternative trading systems to report quotation...

Best-Ex Rule Presents Liquidity, Compliance Challenges
March 2, 2015 The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board's best execution rule may create liquidity problems for certain areas of the market...

Yellen: Fed Working on Identifying Munis as HQLA
February 26, 2015 The Federal Reserve is working to identify municipal securities that could be treated as high-quality liquid assets under...

Fippinger to Join MSRB as Chief Legal Officer
February 18, 2015 Robert Fippinger, senior counsel at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and a Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board director since...

Carey Kirk Joins Siebert Brandford Shank
February 17, 2015 Leslie Carey Kirk has joined Siebert Brandford Shank & Co. Washington, D.C.'s office as general counsel for the firm.

Former SEC Commissioner Harvey J. Goldschmid Dead at 74
February 13, 2015 Harvey J. Goldschmid, a former Securities and Exchange Commission member who played a key role in getting the American Bar...

IRS Announces QZAB Allocations
February 10, 2015 The Internal Revenue Service has announced how many qualified zone academy bonds can be issued in each state, the District of...

House Lawmakers Push for Multiyear Transportation Bill
February 10, 2015 Four congressional Democrats and Republicans are preparing to send a letter signed by almost 300 colleagues that urges House...


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