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Arianna Wilkerson

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Arianna Wilkerson works in government relations at The Heartland Institute.

Arianna Wilkerson is a state government relations manager at The Heartland Institute. A former Heartland intern, Wilkerson began her career in 2016 as the organization’s marketing coordinator before transferring to the government relations department in the summer of 2017.

Wilkerson is an Illinois native who received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Bellevue University in Nebraska.

Recent Articles and Publications

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January 25, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
Millions of students, teachers, and parents across the country celebrated National School Choice Week, the world’s largest celebration of education freedom.
January 18, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
Work requirements in Arkansas' food stamp program have led to increased incomes and taxpayer savings.
January 11, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
The Florida Supreme Court upheld the state's tax-credit scholarship and voucher programs.
December 21, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Onerous occupational licensing laws could cost the U.S. economy as much as $197.3 billion in misallocated resources and 1.9 million lost jobs each year.
June 23, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson, Lennie Jarratt
To reduce school violence, we must address its actual cause.
June 7, 2018
By Lennie Jarratt, Arianna Wilkerson
To reduce school violence, we must address its actual cause.
June 6, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Every five years Republicans and Democrats somehow reach across-the-aisle — however farfetched this may seem — to reauthorize the gargantuan “farm bill.”
May 15, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Left-wing advocates of expanding government say efforts to repeal occupational licensing laws are an attack on public safety.

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