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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

Collins: No Reason to Panic Over Repeal of Obamacare
January 5, 2017 Municipal market participants and others need not panic over the Republican threats to repeal the Affordable Care Act because...

Obamacare Repeal Could Undercut Bond Ratings, State Budgets
December 22, 2016 Full repeal of the Affordable Care Act may cut hospital revenue by close to $400 billion over the next 10 years, putting...

Senate Finance Panel Democratic Staff Blasts Republican Tax Plan
December 20, 2016 The Senate Finance Committee Democratic staff sends colleagues a memo detailing problems with the Republican Blueprint for tax...

Scottsdale, Ariz., Pays Almost $751K to Settle Tax Dispute with IRS
December 19, 2016 Scottsdale settles dispute with IRS with payment of almost $751,000 and its authority settles claims with bond counsel for...

Firm, Two Individuals Fined Total of $32,500 by FINRA
December 15, 2016 Revere Securities was fined $10,000 for trade reporting failures while two individuals were fined a total of $22,500 and...

Bennett, FINRA's Top Cop to Return to Private Practice Next Year
December 15, 2016 Brad Bennett, who oversaw many important municipal bond enforcement cases over nearly six years, plans to leave the Financial...

Flint Aid in CR, Water Bill Passed by Congress; President Signs CR
December 12, 2016 Congress approved a continuing resolution to keep federal programs and services funded through April 28, 2017 and a water...

IRS Tells Otero County, N.M. 2007 Bonds Violate Tax Laws
December 12, 2016 Otero County, N.M. disclosed the IRS said its bonds did not comply with tax requirements.

Issuers Ask if Issue Price Rules Will Limit Competitive Bond Sales
December 9, 2016 Issuer officials who said Treasury's final issue price rules are a vast improvement over earlier proposals nevertheless raised...

Flint Aid Closer as House Passes Water Bill, CR
December 8, 2016 Flint, Mich., and other cities with contaminated water supplies would get $170 million of federal aid under a water bill and...

Top Cop to Leave SEC After Overseeing Major Muni, Other Cases
December 8, 2016 The Securities and Exchange Commission’s top cop Andrew Ceresney plans to leave the SEC by the end of the year after helping...

Final Issue Price Rules Make Allowances for Competitive Sales
December 8, 2016 The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have finalized issue price rules that contain special allowances for...

Muni Disclosure Responsibility Would Shift to Issuers From Underwriters in Draft Bill
December 7, 2016 Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., has drafted a bill that would reorient the entire municipal securities disclosure regime by making...

Congress May Pass CR, Water Bill with Flint Aid, Despite Boxer Concerns
December 6, 2016 A proposed continuing resolution that would fund federal programs and services through April 28, 2017, and a long-awaited...

IRS Auditing $55M Bonds Issued by Clark County Reclamation District
December 5, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service is auditing $55 million of general obligation limited tax water reclamation bonds that were...

Neal Named as Top Dem on Ways and Means Panel
December 2, 2016 WASHINGTON – Rep. Richard Neal, a long-time supporter of municipal bonds, was named ranking minority member of the powerful...

Nunes' Role on Transition Team Renews Concerns About his Pension Bill
November 16, 2016 As Rep. Devin Nunes joins the executive committee of Trump’s transition team, some state and local officials worry he will...

Republicans Warn Federal Agencies Against Finalizing Rules
November 16, 2016 Republicans say if federal agencies don’t hold off on finalizing rules, they’ll face scrutiny and possible action by Congress.

Justice Mulls False Claims Act Charges Against Issuers, Borrowers, MAs
November 15, 2016 Issuers, borrowers, and MAs disagree that they violated state and local government series securities (SLGS) rules.

MSRB Names Five to 2017 Investor Advisory Board
November 10, 2016 Five are named to the MSRB's Investment Advisory Board for 2017.


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