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Arianna Wilkerson

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Arianna Wilkerson works in government relations at The Heartland Institute.

Arianna Wilkerson is the government relations coordinator 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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June 7, 2018
By Lennie Jarratt, Arianna Wilkerson
To reduce school violence, we must address its actual cause.
June 7, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Delaware became the first state other than Nevada to legalize sports betting. Other states are sure to follow, as there is potential for states to collect $20 billion in new tax revenue.
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 24, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines a groundbreaking recent study from the University of Cincinnati that reveals fracking does not cause abnormal levels of methane.
May 17, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
School choice creates competition. Competition improves education for both students in school choice programs and those enrolled in neighborhood public schools.
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.
May 11, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Several states are in the process of reforming occupational licensing laws. Existing licensing laws are unnecessary, causing increased prices, decreased services, and lost jobs.
April 20, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced his plans to scrap Obama-era Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.

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