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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

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...

Attorney Robert W. Cook Tapped to Become FINRA CEO
June 13, 2016 Attorney Robert W. Cook has been tapped by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s board of governors to become chief...

GFOA Releases Primer on MA Rules' Impacts on Issuers
June 8, 2016 The Government Finance Officers Association has released a five-page primer on municipal advisor rules that should be...

TIGER Applicants Seek $9.6B in $500M Grant Competition
June 7, 2016 The U.S. Department of Transportation has received 585 applications seeking $9.3 billion of Transportation Investment...

IRS Auditing Bonds Issued by Clark Co., Nev. for Airport
May 27, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service is auditing $105.48 million of passenger facility charge revenue bonds issued by Clark County,...

House Panel Leaders Urge Members to Vote for Puerto Rico Bill
May 24, 2016 Leaders of the House Natural Resources Committee and Rep. Pedro Pierluisi on Tuesday night urged their colleagues to approve a...

Why Groups Are Demanding IRS Withdraw Proposed Political Subdivision Rules
May 23, 2016 Municipal market participants are urging the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service to withdraw their proposed rules...

Susan Collet to Head Legislative Affairs for MSRB
May 19, 2016 The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board has tapped Susan Collet to become head of legislative affairs, overseeing its...

Why is the IRS Closing Audits of Village Center CDD Utility Bonds
May 18, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service has closed two audits with no change to the tax-exempt status of $117.73 million of utility...

Colorado Lawmakers Pass Bill on Special Districts
May 12, 2016 Colorado state lawmakers have passed legislation designed to validate previous elections of special districts and protect them...

Lawmakers Seek Guidance on Using Tax-Exempts to Refinance Student Loans
May 6, 2016 Bipartisan groups of House and Senate lawmakers are urging the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service to ease...

Trump: Puerto Rico Has to Cut Its Debt
May 5, 2016 Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, said Puerto Rico has to “cut its debt way down” in order to survive.

MSRB: Trades Up; Disclosure Documents Down in 1Q 2016
May 5, 2016 The par amount and number of municipal securities trades rose in the first quarter of this year, compared to both the previous...

Colo. Court Case Puts Spotlight on Special Districts That Issue Munis
April 29, 2016 A broad ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals in a case of a developer’s egregious fraud has sent lawyers to the state’s...

SEC Examined 50 of 650 Municipal Advisors in Fiscal 2015
April 21, 2016 About of 50 of the 650 registered municipal advisors were examined by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of...

D.C. And IRS In Muni Bond Tax Dispute Tied To Oyster School P3
April 20, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service is preliminarily challenging the tax-exempt status of bonds issued by the District of Columbia as...

Obama, Biden 2015 Tax Returns Show No Munis
April 18, 2016 President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their wives released their 2015 federal income tax reforms on Friday,...

House Leaders Seeking Republican Support for Puerto Rico Bill
April 14, 2016 House Republican leaders plan to hold a policy meeting Friday morning with their members on pending legislation for Puerto...

SEC’s White Lauds MCDC; Wants Funds to Enhance Muni, Other Enforcement
April 12, 2016 Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Mary Jo White cited a voluntary municipal continuing disclosure enforcement...


Bond Buyer Northeast regional editor Paul Burton, markets reporter Aaron Weitzman and Northeast regional reporter Andrew Coen examine the hot-button problem of public pension liability, including the lingering Illinois shadow, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling, union pushback and Pennsylvania's bill to switch new employees to 401(k)-style plans.

As we await the final shoe to drop with regard to the SEC's MCDC initiative, the municipal market may be at a turning point in terms of disclosure.

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