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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

Crystal City Settles With IRS Over Prison Bonds; Litigation, Arbitration Ahead
September 19, 2014 Crystal City, Texas has reached an agreement with the Internal Revenue Service to settle tax rule violations and preserve the...

MSRB to Move From Virginia to D.C.
September 12, 2014 The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, the primary regulator of the $3.7 trillion municipal market, plans to move back to...

Moody's: Exclusion of Munis as HQLAs a Credit Negative
September 12, 2014 Bank regulators may think excluding municipal securities from high-quality liquid assets in their liquidity rule is no big...

NABL Issues Guidance for Certain Conduit Bond Deals
August 26, 2014 Lawyers involved in a conduit bond financing for a charitable nonprofit organization should decide as soon as possible which...

IRS Issues Disaster Guidance for Residential Rental Projects
August 25, 2014 The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance to provide temporary relief from some tax requirements for bond-financed...

Dealers Warn New Best-Ex Provisions on SMMPs Costly, Burdensome
August 21, 2014 Dealers are objecting to new provisions added to the best execution standard the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board filed...

MMA Research Seems to Counter Some Concerns About S&P Ratings
August 21, 2014 Municipal Market Advisors' recent research on ratings seems to counter recently raised concerns that Standard & Poor's ratings...

MSRB Files Best-Ex Rule With SEC for Approval
August 20, 2014 The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to approve its proposal to require...

Pew Releases Snapshot of States' Long-Term Liabilities
August 19, 2014 States had $915 billion of unfunded pension benefits, $757 billion in outstanding public debt, and $577 billion of unfunded...

SEC Probing West Contra Costa USD in California
August 15, 2014 The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating West Contra Costa, Calif. United School District and its general...


Issuance of municipal MSA tobacco bonds by states was the subject of a highly critical article published by ProPublica. The article attempts to make a case that states erred in deciding to issue tobacco bonds. The article was widely circulated across social media. As we frequently observe, the national media focus on the muni market is appreciated, but the facts got muddied in the pursuit of a good story.

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