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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

Bipartisan Bill Reintroduced to Ease Tax Curbs on Small Issuer IDBs
February 21, 2017 House members reintroduced a bill to modernize and ease tax law restrictions for small bond issues used to finance...

State Budgets Will be Challenged Under House Republican ACA Plan
February 17, 2017 The finances of states and health care providers could be hurt by the House Republican plan for repealing and replacing the...

Education Key Before Next Vote on State, Local Plans for Private Workers
February 15, 2017 Members of Congress need to be educated about state and local retirement plans for non-government workers before the Senate...

IRS Halts Rules, But Lawyers Hope for Some Muni Infrastructure Guidance
February 14, 2017 The IRS won't be issuing any rules or significant guidance for a while in the wake of President Trump's regulatory actions.

Support for Munis Seen on Capitol Hill; Tax Reform May Be Next Year
February 14, 2017 Two corporate executives and lobbyists told treasurers meeting here on Monday that they are hearing positive things about...

Democrats Ask Agencies to Detail Actions Taken on ACA
February 9, 2017 House Ways and Means Committee Democrats, worried that Republicans are sabotaging the Affordable Care Act, have asked three...

States, Localities Could Issue $5B of PABs for Public Building P3s
February 9, 2017 Companion bills introduced in the House and Senate would allow state and local governments to issue up to $5 billion of...

Bills Would Allow States, Localities to Issue up to $5B of PABs for Public Buildings
February 8, 2017 House and Senate members have reintroduced companion bills that would allow state and local governments to issue up to $5...

Senate Panel Told P3s Won't Work for Rural Areas, Tax-Exempts Are Key
February 8, 2017 Tax-exempt municipal bonds are critical to any infrastructure plan, a county official representing the National Association of...

Bill Would Bar Use of Tax-Exempt Bonds for Sports Stadiums
February 7, 2017 Rep. Steve Russell has introduced a bill that would treat bonds used to finance professional sports stadiums as taxable...

Bill Would Direct Transfer of Federal Revenue to Highway Trust Fund
February 3, 2017 Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., introduces bill to obtain revenues for the Highway Trust Fund and New Democrat Coalition forms...

IRS Finds D.C. Bonds for Oyster School P3 Taxable
February 3, 2017 The Internal Revenue Service has determined that District of Columbia’s PILOT revenue bonds are taxable.

CDFA Agenda Includes Pushing for Bond Bills, Supporting Tax Exemption
February 2, 2017 CDFA plans to support tax-exempts and promote legislation to ease restrictions on bonds, according to its 2017 policy agenda

Senate Finance Republicans Take Unprecedented Action to Advance Mnuchin
February 1, 2017 Committee Republicans, lacking Democrats, waive their quorum rule and vote to recommend the Senate confirm Steven Mnuchin as...

JCT: Governmental Bond Revenue Losses at $194.7B Over Five Years
January 31, 2017 Tax-exempt governmental bonds will result in revenue losses to the federal government of $194.7 billion over the five fiscal...

IRS Audits Bonds for Dallas Project Citing Concerns
January 30, 2017 The Internal Revenue Service has initiated an audit of $26.5 million of zero coupon bonds issued by an authority in Wisconsin...

IRS Says Exxon Bonds Taxable; Closes Arborwood, Fla., CDD Audit
January 27, 2017 The Internal Revenue Service has told the California Municipal Finance Authority that $32.5 million of refunding bonds it...

Muni, State, Local Groups Worry About Tax Reform, Sanctuary Cities, ACA
January 26, 2017 Republican lawmakers’ aggressive 200-day agenda to overhaul the tax code by August and to repeal the Affordable Care Act, with...

Mnuchin Says He'll Work to 'Enhance' PABs for Infrastructure Projects
January 25, 2017 President Trump’s nominee for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers in writing that he plans to “enhance” private...

Muni Groups Push for EMMA Improvements
January 23, 2017 Seven municipal bond groups are urging the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board to improve the accessibility and usefulness...


Regina Shafer, USAA's Assistant Vice President of fixed-income mutual fund portfolios, recently joined Bond Buyer reporter Chip Barnett to discuss 2017's hot topics -- healthcare and infrastructure. She also looks at market performance, interest rates and correctly forecast muni bond fund flows.

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