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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 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...

Revised Puerto Rico Bill to Be Released Monday
April 7, 2016 The House Natural Resources Committee is expected to release a revised version of its Puerto Rico bill on Monday, including a...

Survey: $154.8B of Port-Related Projects Planned For Five Years
April 7, 2016 U.S. ports and their private-sector partners plan to spend a whopping $154.8 billion on port-related freight and passenger...

$5.6B, 36-Year P3 Contract for Purple Line Approved
April 6, 2016 The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved a $5.6 billion, 36-year contract with a consortium of companies to...

Puerto Rico Groups Seek Funds for Medicare, Medicaid in Bill
April 4, 2016 Puerto Rico health care providers, payers and stakeholders are pressing U.S. lawmakers and administration officials to...

MSRB Asks About Requiring MAs to Disclose Bank Loan Info From Issuers
March 28, 2016 The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board has issued a concept release on whether it should require municipal advisors to...


Daniel Berger, Senior Market Strategist at Municipal Market Data, talks about the recent rally in municipal bonds which has brought long-term yields down to record lows. He talks about continuing demand from retail investors in light of the upcoming Summer redemption season and he discusses the allure that the American tax-exempt market has for overseas buyers. He outlines the recent spread compression in quality credits and also looks at some of the market's outliers -- Puerto Rico and Chicago.

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