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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

Former State, Local Officials in House Question Some Muni Practices
September 22, 2016 Former state and local officials on a House Financial Services Committee panel raised concerns Thursday about the lack of...

MSRB to Lawmakers: 680 Firms, 4,500 Professionals Registered as MAs
September 20, 2016 About 680 firms, with 4,500 associated professionals, were registered as municipal advisors as of September, the Municipal...

Brookings Stadium Study Draws Criticisms
September 14, 2016 A Brookings Institution study claiming professional sports stadiums built or renovated with tax-exempt bonds during the last...

Brookings: Bond-Financed Professional Sports Stadiums Cost Feds $3.7B
September 9, 2016 Professional sports stadiums built or significantly renovated with the help of tax-exempt bonds since 2000 have cost the...

MSRB Proposes Historic Dealer Markup Disclosure for Retail Investors
September 2, 2016 In an historic action, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board has filed a markup disclosure proposal with the Securities...

Goodlatte Floats Complex Draft Online Sales Tax Bill
August 26, 2016 House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Robert Goodlatte has floated a draft online sales tax bill that would create a “hybrid...

Clinton and Kaine Had No Tax-Exempt Bond Holdings
August 12, 2016 Hillary and Bill Clinton released their 2015 tax return on Friday showing they paid an effective federal income tax rate of...

William Caudill, Karen Hawkins are Chair, Chair-Elect of ABA Taxation Section
August 12, 2016 William Caudill and Karen Hawkins have become the chair and chair-elect of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation.

How Prospects May Improve for Federal Green Bank Bill
August 11, 2016 Rep. Chris Van Hollen has introduced a bill that would create a federal green bank to provide loans and loan guarantees to...

Moody's Issues First Muni Green Bond Assessment in U.S.
August 10, 2016 The Upper Mohawk Valley Regional Water Finance Authority received a green bond assessment of GB1 for $8.78 million of water...

Sequestration Rate is 6.9% for Direct-Pay Bonds Beginning in October
August 9, 2016 The federal subsidy payments made to issuers of Build America Bonds and other direct-pay bonds will be cut by 6. 9% in fiscal...

Trump Plans Tax Revolution and Regulatory Rollback
August 8, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday described an economic plan that he said would create “the biggest tax...

Group: Rethink Subsidizing States Through Tax-Exempt Bonds
August 3, 2016 Instead of subsidizing state and local governments for using tax-exempt bonds, the federal government should increase direct...

DOT Sets Up Bureau to Push Transportation Infrastructure Projects
July 20, 2016 The U.S. Department of Transportation has set up a Build America Bureau that will combine bond, loan and grant programs to...

Why IRS Dropped its Challenge to Florida CDD Bonds
July 19, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service has closed audits and left the tax-exempt status unchanged for $311.28 million of community...

What New Muni Trade Data Is Showing Up on EMMA
July 18, 2016 The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board is providing some new information about muni trades on its Electronic Municipal...

What's in Treasury's Newly Released Final Arbitrage Rules
July 15, 2016 The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service released final arbitrage rules on Friday that address issues relating...

DeFazio's Proposed Financial Transaction Tax Would Apply to Munis
July 14, 2016 Rep. Peter DeFazio’s bill to impose a 0.03% tax on secondary market trades of stocks, bonds and derivatives would include...

House Panel Passes Bill That Would Protect Puerto Rico Investors
June 16, 2016 House Financial Services Committee members unanimously approved a bill on Thursday that would put an end to a current legal...

SEC Hits MAs, Execs With $200,000 Fine in First of a Kind Case
June 13, 2016 In a first of a kind case, two California-based municipal advisory firms and their executives agreed to pay a total of...


The Texas Water Development Board chairman Bech Bruun sits down with markets reporter Aaron Weitzman to discuss a gambit of topics, including droughts in Texas and how those disastrous times have turned into learning experiences. They also discuss the history of the TWDB and its various programs as well as what it's like not only being an issuer in today's low interest rate environment but also what it's like being an issuer from Texas.

The orders provide some insight into what the Securities and Exchange Commission considers to be a material false or misleading statement in an offering document.

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