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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

Pension Liabilities Are Key Source of Credit Pressure for States
March 24, 2015 Pension liabilities and their associated budget pressures remain significant sources of credit pressure for many states,...

30 States' Tax Receipts Below Peak in 3Q 2014
March 23, 2015 Thirty states’ tax receipts, adjusted for inflation, had not fully rebounded from the Great Recession more than five years...

Water Utility Leaders Protest WIFIA Ban on Tax Exempts
March 19, 2015 Water utility executives from 47 states stormed Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to repeal a ban on the use of tax-exempt bonds...

Bill Would Provide Federal Grants for Water Infrastructure
March 17, 2015 Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and two fellow Democrats have introduced a bill that would provide $50 million in federal...

Senate Finance Panel Leaders Solicit Tax Reform Recommendations
March 11, 2015 Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee are soliciting ideas from stakeholders and members of the public on how best to...

IRS Auditing Street Bonds Issued by Reno, Nev.
March 10, 2015 The Internal Revenue Service has begun auditing limited-tax general obligation, medium-term street bonds issued by Reno, Nev.,...

NGA Warns Boehner of Online Sales Tax 'Misunderstanding'
March 10, 2015 The National Governors Association has written to House Speaker John Boehner to correct what it calls a "misunderstanding"...

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Online Sales Tax Bill
March 10, 2015 A bipartisan group of Senators have reintroduced a bill that would allow states to require out-of-state businesses selling...

District in California Pays $20K to Settle Tax Issues
March 9, 2015 The Sierra Kings Health Care District in California has paid the U.S. Treasury $20,000 to settle tax issues and preserve the...

Steve Genyk New Chairman of BDA Board
March 6, 2015 Bond Dealers of America has tapped Steve Genyk, a managing director and the head of fixed income capital markets at Janney...


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