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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

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.

Trump Dismantling of Dodd-Frank, Halt on New Rules Could Affect Munis
November 10, 2016 Donald Trump's plans to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act and impose a moratorium on new regulations could affect the municipal...

MSRB Details Concerns for Retail Muni Investors
November 10, 2016 MSRB executive director Lynnette Kelly tells the SEC's Investor Advocate what retail muni investors need.

Trump's Infrastructure Plan Draws Support, But Could Hurt Munis
November 10, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump's promise to rebuild the nation's infrastructure is resonating with Republican and Democratic...

Roaring Down the Track: Tax Reform
November 10, 2016 The stage for is set for historic tax reform that could imperil the tax exemption for municipal bonds.

S&P Reassessing, Deferring Some Ratings Due to Errors in Sector Models
November 7, 2016 Standard & Poor’s is reassessing some existing ratings and deferring some new ones in certain sectors because of errors in its...

MSRB Meeting Agenda Includes Pre-Trade Pricing Data, Syndicate Practices
October 20, 2016 The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board plans to meet here Oct. 26-27 to discuss making certain pre-trade pricing data...

Bills Would Raise Limits on IDBs, Freight Facility Bonds
October 6, 2016 Democrats in the Senate and House have introduced separate bills to raise limits for both tax-exempt small issue manufacturing...

George Friedlander and Citigroup Are Parting Ways
October 5, 2016 Municipal strategist George Friedlander and Citigroup, Inc. are parting ways on Oct. 5 after roughly four decades.

Puerto Rico's Retirement System to Join Suit Against UBS Over Bonds
September 27, 2016 Puerto Rico’s retirement system plans to join an ongoing lawsuit filed against UBS over the alleged mishandling of pension...

Former State, Local Officials in House Question Some Muni Practices
September 22, 2016 Former state and local officials on a House Financial Services Committee panel raised concerns Thursday about the lack of...

MSRB to Lawmakers: 680 Firms, 4,500 Professionals Registered as MAs
September 20, 2016 About 680 firms, with 4,500 associated professionals, were registered as municipal advisors as of September, the Municipal...

Brookings Stadium Study Draws Criticisms
September 14, 2016 A Brookings Institution study claiming professional sports stadiums built or renovated with tax-exempt bonds during the last...

Brookings: Bond-Financed Professional Sports Stadiums Cost Feds $3.7B
September 9, 2016 Professional sports stadiums built or significantly renovated with the help of tax-exempt bonds since 2000 have cost the...

MSRB Proposes Historic Dealer Markup Disclosure for Retail Investors
September 2, 2016 In an historic action, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board has filed a markup disclosure proposal with the Securities...

Goodlatte Floats Complex Draft Online Sales Tax Bill
August 26, 2016 House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Robert Goodlatte has floated a draft online sales tax bill that would create a “hybrid...


Climate Bonds Initiative CEO Sean Kidney, in a spirited chat from London with northeast regional editor Paul Burton, charts the landscape for the U.S. municipal green bond issuance.

Here are some of the key "known unknowns" — factors that are likely to affect valuations and creditworthiness and functioning in the state and local finance sector — as the Trump Administration and Congress sort them out.

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