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Lindsey Stroud

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Lindsey Stroud is the government relations coordinator for the Government Relations Department at The Heartland Institute.

Lindsey Stroud is the State Government Relations Manager for the Government Relations Department at The Heartland Institute.

Prior to joining The Heartland Institute, Stroud worked as a legislative assistant to a Minnesota state senator. She also worked as a session staffer for a Virginia delegate during the 2015 legislative session and an intern for a U.S. congressman from Virginia in 2012. 

Stroud graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from the College of William and Mary in 2015, where she was also a writer for the Flat Hat News. Stroud has been a volunteer for numerous organizations, and when she has free time, she likes to hit the greens with a five iron. 

Recent Articles and Publications

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June 5, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
As if the Food and Drug Administration’s deeming regulations weren’t enough to stall the future of the vaping industry, numerous county health departments have decided to lodge themselves in the war against electronic cigarettes.
May 10, 2017
By Tim Benson, Lindsey Stroud
This Research & Commentary examines legislation in Texas calling for an Article V convention for a balanced budget amendment using a compact between states.
April 20, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
This week's Leaflet examines taxes and constitutional amendments, tax reform in Nebraska, a study on civic classes in colleges, a Texas lawsuit suing the EPA, maintenance of certification in Maine, and the 10th edition of Rich States, Poor States.
April 13, 2017
By Matthew Glans, Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines two tax proposals in Washington that would expand the state’s tobacco tax to vaping products.
April 5, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation in Congress to extend employer-provided education assistance to student loans will benefit both employers and student loan debtors.
March 1, 2017
By Dr. Brad Rodu, Matthew Glans, Lindsey Stroud
Dr. Brad Rodu, lead author of Vaping, E-Cigarettes, and Public Policy Toward Alternatives to Smoking, has been at the forefront of tobacco harm reduction research and policy development for more than 20 years.
December 12, 2016
By Jeff Stier, Brian Fojtik, Lindsey Stroud
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy released a report last week stating the growing use of e-cigarettes among young people “is now a major public health concern.” Murphy recommended the Food and Drug Administration put regulations into effect immediately
July 14, 2016
By Lindsey Stroud
Three cheers to the 11 Virginia General Assembly delegates who appropriately articulated to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority that the newly created “Metro Safety Commission should not be used as a vehicle to propose or recommend a new

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