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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

BDA Warns of Market Upheaval if Issue Price Proposal Isn't Changed
May 5, 2015 Warning the Internal Revenue Service that its proposed issue price rules would disrupt the muni bond marketplace, increase...

FINRA Fines Two Firms $55K, Suspends Former Broker
April 15, 2015 The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority fined two firms $55,000 for muni trade rule violations and suspended a former...

Coalition: Increasing Motor Fuels Taxes a Good HTF Fix
April 14, 2015 Congress should consider raising motor fuels taxes to shore up the dwindling Highway Trust Fund, a bipartisan grassroots group...

DOT to Award $500M of Tiger Grants
April 7, 2015 The Department of Transportation is soliciting applications from public entities for $500 million of grants to help finance...

Foxx: Transportation Money Available Until July, August
April 6, 2015 The federal government will run out of money for transportation and other infrastructure projects in late July or August,...

Pension Liabilities Are Key Source of Credit Pressure for States
March 24, 2015 Pension liabilities and their associated budget pressures remain significant sources of credit pressure for many states,...

30 States' Tax Receipts Below Peak in 3Q 2014
March 23, 2015 Thirty states’ tax receipts, adjusted for inflation, had not fully rebounded from the Great Recession more than five years...

Water Utility Leaders Protest WIFIA Ban on Tax Exempts
March 19, 2015 Water utility executives from 47 states stormed Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to repeal a ban on the use of tax-exempt bonds...

Bill Would Provide Federal Grants for Water Infrastructure
March 17, 2015 Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and two fellow Democrats have introduced a bill that would provide $50 million in federal...

Senate Finance Panel Leaders Solicit Tax Reform Recommendations
March 11, 2015 Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee are soliciting ideas from stakeholders and members of the public on how best to...


This week, we discuss a new measure of pension funding, examine the impact of oil prices on labor markets in oil dependent States and discuss changing levels of food stamp participation.

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