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

Justice’s Antitrust Division Conducting Inquiry Into Muni Bond Pricing
September 3, 2015 The U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division is conducting a general inquiry into whether certain brokers’ brokers have...

Gibbs to Leave Jefferies at End of Year
August 31, 2015 Kenneth D. Gibbs, president of the municipal securities group at Jefferies LLC, plans to leave the firm at the end of the year...

Coalition of PR Bondholders Will Push for Financial Control Board
August 27, 2015 The 60 Plus Association announced on Thursday that it is forming a coalition of small holders of Puerto Rico bonds that will...

Bartolotta Jumping from First Southwest to Citi
August 24, 2015 Michael Bartolotta, formerly of First Southwest, has left that firm to join Citi in Houston.

Seven Firms Fined $90,641 for Trade Reporting, Markup Violations
August 18, 2015 The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ordered seven broker-dealer firms to pay a total of more than $90,641 to settle...

Susan Gaffney Joins Municipal Advisor Group as Executive Director
August 14, 2015 Susan Gaffney has been hired as executive director of the National Association of Municipal Advisors.

IRS: Some of Scottsdale, Ariz. MPC’s 2013 Refunding Bonds Taxable
August 13, 2015 The Internal Revenue Service claims that some of the bonds issued in 2013 by the Scottsdale, Ariz., Municipal Property Corp....

Direct-Pay Bond Subsidies to be Cut 6.8% in Fiscal 2016 Due to Sequestration
August 11, 2015 The federal subsidy payments to issuers of Build America Bonds and other direct-pay bonds will be cut by 6.8% in fiscal 2016,...

New JCT Report Lowers Cost of Tax Extenders Bill to $86.56B
August 6, 2015 Using dynamic scoring, the Joint Committee on Taxation has estimated that legislation to extend tax provisions, including...

Two New Muni Projects on Treasury/IRS Priority Guidance Plan
August 5, 2015 The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have included two new bond-related projects on their priority guidance...

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