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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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Susan Collet to Head Legislative Affairs for MSRB
May 19, 2016 The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board has tapped Susan Collet to become head of legislative affairs, overseeing its...

Why is the IRS Closing Audits of Village Center CDD Utility Bonds
May 18, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service has closed two audits with no change to the tax-exempt status of $117.73 million of utility...

Colorado Lawmakers Pass Bill on Special Districts
May 12, 2016 Colorado state lawmakers have passed legislation designed to validate previous elections of special districts and protect them...

Lawmakers Seek Guidance on Using Tax-Exempts to Refinance Student Loans
May 6, 2016 Bipartisan groups of House and Senate lawmakers are urging the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service to ease...

Trump: Puerto Rico Has to Cut Its Debt
May 5, 2016 Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, said Puerto Rico has to “cut its debt way down” in order to survive.

MSRB: Trades Up; Disclosure Documents Down in 1Q 2016
May 5, 2016 The par amount and number of municipal securities trades rose in the first quarter of this year, compared to both the previous...

Colo. Court Case Puts Spotlight on Special Districts That Issue Munis
April 29, 2016 A broad ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals in a case of a developer’s egregious fraud has sent lawyers to the state’s...


Maria Doulis of the watchdog Citizens Budget Commission and Howard Cure of Evercore Wealth Management dissect New York City's $82 billion budget with Bond Buyer Northeast regional editor Paul Burton. They explore efficiencies, debt management, reserves, the economy, the capital budget and Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to overhaul Health + Hospitals.

Not enough has been done to provide municipal issuers, obligated parties and underwriters the clarity sought and needed by the market.

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