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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

Moody's Seeks Comment on Methodology Changes for Utility Ratings
July 30, 2014 Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday released proposed changes in its rating methodology for 1,100 municipal utilities that...

Democrats Pledge to Reinstate BABs if They Gain House
July 16, 2014 House leaders on Thursday pledged to reinstate Build America Bonds within 100 days in the unlikely event that they win back...

Senators Raise Tax Issues On MMF Proposals; SEC to Weigh Rules July 23
July 16, 2014 Four Senators from both sides of the aisle are warning the Treasury Department that the tax consequences of proposed rules...

SEC to Meet on MMF Rules Next Wednesday, July 23
July 16, 2014 The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it will meet next Wednesday to consider money market fund rules.

Fed's Yellen Promises to Reconsider Exempting Munis From HQLA
July 16, 2014 Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen promised a Senator that she would look into concerns that banking regulators' proposed...

FINRA Bars Former Firm Employee from Securities Markets
July 15, 2014 The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has permanently barred a former employee of a broker-dealer and investment...

House Ways and Means Panel to Vote on HTF Bill on Thursday
July 8, 2014 The House Ways and Means Committee plans to vote on a bill Thursday that would transfer almost $11 billion to the Highway...

APPA Urges Congress, Administration to Halt Subsidy Payment Cuts for BABs, New CREBs
June 18, 2014 The American Public Power Association has adopted a resolution urging Congress and the administration to halt sequestration...

FINRA Fines Two Firms $96,000
June 16, 2014 The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority censured and imposed a $200,000 fine on the former Howe Barnes Hoefer & Arnett in...

Report: States Face Shortfalls in Income Tax Collections
June 12, 2014 States will face widespread shortfalls in personal income tax collections this year after experiencing growth last year, the...


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