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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

IRS Allocates QZABs to States, DC, Territories for 2015, 2016
February 12, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service has announced how many qualified zone academy bonds can be issued in each state, the District of...

GFOA Alert Urges Issuers to Prepare for SEC MCDC Settlement Offers
February 10, 2016 The Government Finance Officers Association has issued an alert urging municipal issuers to be prepared for settlement offers...

Obama $4.1T Budget for FY-2017 Would Cut Both Ways for Munis
February 9, 2016 President Obama on Tuesday unveiled a $4.1 trillion budget for fiscal 2017, his last one, that includes a $10.25 per barrel...

IRS Closes Audit of Alaska Student Loan Bonds; Tax-Exemption Remains
February 8, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service has dropped its audit of Alaska student loan bonds after concluding there were no tax violations...

MCDC Credited with Boosting Muni Disclosure
February 3, 2016 Municipal market participants on a panel here Tuesday said continuing disclosure is improving and credited the SEC's voluntary...

14 Underwriters Pay $4.58M to Settle Disclosure Violations Under MCDC
February 2, 2016 The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged 14 municipal underwriting firms for violations in municipal bond...

Bennet Amendment Would Allow PAB Use for Carbon Capture, Storage Facilities
February 1, 2016 Sen. Michael Bennet has filed an amendment to the energy bill pending in the Senate that would allow tax-exempt...

More Flint Aid Pitched
January 28, 2016 State and federal authorities advanced efforts Thursday to bring more fiscal help to Flint, Michigan as its copes with a water...

GFOA: States, Localities Shouldn't Issue OPEB Bonds
January 28, 2016 The Government Finance Officers Association is recommending state and local governments refrain from issuing bonds to finance...

Aging, Underfunded Infrastructure Top Challenge for Mayors
January 20, 2016 Aging and underfunded infrastructure is the greatest challenge for mayors, according to a survey sponsored by the U.S....

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While the SEC's MCDC Initiative has provided some clarity with regard to materiality and confirmed that the reasonable diligence standard of Rule 15c2-12 applies to both negotiated and competitive deals, no clarity has been offered with regard to the extent of the reasonable diligence obligations of those participating in competitive deals, as co-managers, syndicate members or selling dealers. ...

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