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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

Congress Passes Extenders Bill; Obama Signs Omnibus
December 17, 2014 Congress left town for the holidays after passing a bill that will extend expired bond-related and other tax provisions...

San Francisco Airport Commission Settles Tax Dispute with IRS
December 8, 2014 The Airport Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has agreed to pay the Treasury $67,000 and retire $1.145...

SIFMA Survey: Total Muni Issuance to Edge up 2.7% to $357.5B in 2015
December 3, 2014 Total tax-exempt and taxable municipal bond issuance in 2015 is expected to edge up to $357.5 billion, an increase of more...

MSRB To Make ABS Disclosures Publicly Available Over EMMA in January
November 26, 2014 The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board plans to begin collecting and publicly disseminating certain disclosures related to...

NFMA Awards First New Scholarships to Students
November 25, 2014 The National Federation of Municipal Analysts has announced the first winners of its Peter Fugiel Scholarships – Eric Reese...

Democratic Lawmakers Would Not Support Corporate-Only Tax Reform
November 6, 2014 Key congressional tax staff for Democrats on Thursday rejected the idea of corporate-only tax reform, saying it would be a...

Congressmen Push Bank Regulators to Include Munis as HQLA
October 21, 2014 Three House members are pushing bank regulators to amend their liquidity rule to include investment grade municipal securities...

Cyber Consultant Says Cutwater Data Breach Tip of Iceberg
October 9, 2014 The cyber consultant who discovered that Cutwater Asset Management's server for its local government investment pool clients...

Liquidity Rule More Likely to Drive Up Costs of State and Local Investments
September 25, 2014 The bank liquidity rule is more likely to drive up the costs of investments than infrastructure development for state and...

Crystal City Settles With IRS Over Prison Bonds; Litigation, Arbitration Ahead
September 19, 2014 Crystal City, Texas has reached an agreement with the Internal Revenue Service to settle tax rule violations and preserve the...


As it steps up its efforts to police the municipal securities market, the regulator is turning to potentially career ending sanctions for municipal officials.

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