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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

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...

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.

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...

House Bill to Punt Key Puerto Rico Issues to Board
March 23, 2016 House members are considering legislation for Puerto Rico that would mandate the creation of a federal oversight board and...

Puerto Rico Gets Sympathy From Several High Court Justices
March 22, 2016 Several of the Supreme Court Justices seemed sympathetic with Puerto Rico’s complaints that a federal appeals court ruling...

High Court to Hear Arguments Over Puerto Rico Debt Recovery Law
March 18, 2016 The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday on whether Chapter 9 of the federal bankruptcy code, which does not apply...

Treasury, IRS Could Issue Key Muni Rules in Next Few Months
March 11, 2016 The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service could issue final arbitrage rules, guidance on management contracts, and...

Bond Lawyers Blast Proposed Political Subdivision Rules
March 10, 2016 Bond lawyers on Thursday criticized the political subdivision rules recently proposed by the Treasury Department and Internal...

IRS Makes Political Subdivision Rules Prospectively Effective
March 9, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service issued a “correction” on Wednesday that makes its proposed definition of political subdivision...

IRS Disputes Tax-Exemption of Solid Waste Bonds in S.C.
February 29, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service is preliminarily challenging the tax-exempt status of bonds issued in December 2010 by the Three...

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