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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

William Caudill, Karen Hawkins are Chair, Chair-Elect of ABA Taxation Section
August 12, 2016 William Caudill and Karen Hawkins have become the chair and chair-elect of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation.

Clinton and Kaine Had No Tax-Exempt Bond Holdings
August 12, 2016 Hillary and Bill Clinton released their 2015 tax return on Friday showing they paid an effective federal income tax rate of...

How Prospects May Improve for Federal Green Bank Bill
August 11, 2016 Rep. Chris Van Hollen has introduced a bill that would create a federal green bank to provide loans and loan guarantees to...

Moody's Issues First Muni Green Bond Assessment in U.S.
August 10, 2016 The Upper Mohawk Valley Regional Water Finance Authority received a green bond assessment of GB1 for $8.78 million of water...

Sequestration Rate is 6.9% for Direct-Pay Bonds Beginning in October
August 9, 2016 The federal subsidy payments made to issuers of Build America Bonds and other direct-pay bonds will be cut by 6. 9% in fiscal...

Trump Plans Tax Revolution and Regulatory Rollback
August 8, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday described an economic plan that he said would create “the biggest tax...

Group: Rethink Subsidizing States Through Tax-Exempt Bonds
August 3, 2016 Instead of subsidizing state and local governments for using tax-exempt bonds, the federal government should increase direct...

DOT Sets Up Bureau to Push Transportation Infrastructure Projects
July 20, 2016 The U.S. Department of Transportation has set up a Build America Bureau that will combine bond, loan and grant programs to...

Why IRS Dropped its Challenge to Florida CDD Bonds
July 19, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service has closed audits and left the tax-exempt status unchanged for $311.28 million of community...

What New Muni Trade Data Is Showing Up on EMMA
July 18, 2016 The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board is providing some new information about muni trades on its Electronic Municipal...

What's in Treasury's Newly Released Final Arbitrage Rules
July 15, 2016 The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service released final arbitrage rules on Friday that address issues relating...

DeFazio's Proposed Financial Transaction Tax Would Apply to Munis
July 14, 2016 Rep. Peter DeFazio’s bill to impose a 0.03% tax on secondary market trades of stocks, bonds and derivatives would include...

House Panel Passes Bill That Would Protect Puerto Rico Investors
June 16, 2016 House Financial Services Committee members unanimously approved a bill on Thursday that would put an end to a current legal...

Attorney Robert W. Cook Tapped to Become FINRA CEO
June 13, 2016 Attorney Robert W. Cook has been tapped by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s board of governors to become chief...

SEC Hits MAs, Execs With $200,000 Fine in First of a Kind Case
June 13, 2016 In a first of a kind case, two California-based municipal advisory firms and their executives agreed to pay a total of...

GFOA Releases Primer on MA Rules' Impacts on Issuers
June 8, 2016 The Government Finance Officers Association has released a five-page primer on municipal advisor rules that should be...

TIGER Applicants Seek $9.6B in $500M Grant Competition
June 7, 2016 The U.S. Department of Transportation has received 585 applications seeking $9.3 billion of Transportation Investment...

IRS Auditing Bonds Issued by Clark Co., Nev. for Airport
May 27, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service is auditing $105.48 million of passenger facility charge revenue bonds issued by Clark County,...

House Panel Leaders Urge Members to Vote for Puerto Rico Bill
May 24, 2016 Leaders of the House Natural Resources Committee and Rep. Pedro Pierluisi on Tuesday night urged their colleagues to approve a...

Why Groups Are Demanding IRS Withdraw Proposed Political Subdivision Rules
May 23, 2016 Municipal market participants are urging the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service to withdraw their proposed rules...


Dean Fuleihan, New York City’s Director of Management and Budget, sits down with The Bond Buyer’s Senior Marker Reporter Chip Barnett to talk about the city’s fiscal 2017 budget. Fuleihan also discusses the city’s aging infrastructure and what it takes to get the right balance between maintaining the old and building the new.

While there is something wild about callable premium bonds, fortunately there may be a way to tame them.

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