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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

House Ways and Means Panel to Vote on HTF Bill on Thursday
July 8, 2014 The House Ways and Means Committee plans to vote on a bill Thursday that would transfer almost $11 billion to the Highway...

APPA Urges Congress, Administration to Halt Subsidy Payment Cuts for BABs, New CREBs
June 18, 2014 The American Public Power Association has adopted a resolution urging Congress and the administration to halt sequestration...

FINRA Fines Two Firms $96,000
June 16, 2014 The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority censured and imposed a $200,000 fine on the former Howe Barnes Hoefer & Arnett in...

Report: States Face Shortfalls in Income Tax Collections
June 12, 2014 States will face widespread shortfalls in personal income tax collections this year after experiencing growth last year, the...

Mary Miller Leaving Treasury
June 12, 2014 Mary Miller, Treasury's Under Secretary for Domestic Finance who has played a key role in issues effecting the municipal...

Fenn Putman 1933-2014
June 11, 2014 Fenn Putman, former chair of the Public Securities Association and vice chair of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board,...

Bills Offered on PABs, Sales Tax Deductions
June 9, 2014 Two Republicans have introduced separate bills that would ease private-activity bond restrictions for first-time farmers and...

MCDC Could Create Conflicts Between Issuers and Individuals
June 6, 2014 City attorneys should be aware of possible conflicts between the issuer they represent and its employees, financial advisors...

Market Shrinking: Bank Holdings Up, MMF Holdings Down
June 5, 2014 The total amount of outstanding municipal securities and loans in the market dropped .28% to $3.66 trillion in the first...

Senate Panel to Weigh Tax Reform, Highway Fund
June 5, 2014 The leaders of the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday that they will hold a series of tax reform hearings this summer and...


As many state and local governments across the country begin their July 1 fiscal year, a new federal law going into effect is of particular interest to municipal governments that issue bonds.

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