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Matthew Glans

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Matthew Glans joined the staff of The Heartland Institute in November 2007 as legislative specialist for insurance and finance. In 2012 Glans was named senior policy analyst.

Matthew Glans joined the staff of The Heartland Institute in November 2007 as legislative specialist for insurance and finance. In 2012 Glans was named senior policy analyst. His responsibilities include interacting with elected officials and staff on a variety of issues; tracking new legislation; and drafting responses to emerging issues via talking points, news releases, and op-ed pieces, with the goal of educating legislators and informing them about free-market ideas. 

Glans is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force. His work has appeared in several publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Glans is the co-author of The Heartland Institute’s “Ten Principles of Property and Casualty Insurance Regulation” booklet and a Policy Brief on credit scoring in Washington State.

Glans earned a Master’s degree in political studies from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Bradley University. Before coming to Heartland, Glans worked for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services in its legislative affairs office in Springfield.

Recent Articles and Publications

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January 13, 2017
By Matthew Glans, Michael Hamilton
In this Policy Tips piece, Matthew Glans and Michael Hamilton discuss the need for more dental health providers in North Dakota and the role dental therapists could have in improving access.
December 27, 2016
By Matthew Glans
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) recently introduced a proposal to hike the state’s gas tax rate as part of his 2018 budget plan. The tax would quadrouple from 8 cents per gallon to 24 cents per gallon on July 1, 2018.
December 15, 2016
By Tim Benson, Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Tim Benson and Matthew Glans examine a new education funding proposal in Washington which includes taxes on carbon and capital gains that would have a strong negative impact on investment and the cost of doing business.
December 14, 2016
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed gasoline tax hike in South Carolina and recommends against relying on ineffective gasoline excise taxes.
December 7, 2016
By Isaac Orr, H. Sterling Burnett, Matthew Glans, Tim Benson
"Illinoisans will be paying more for energy, and Illinois businesses will face higher costs and become less competitive, all so Exelon can garner hundreds of millions if not billions over time, in subsidies." - H. Sterling Burnett
November 30, 2016
By Tim Benson, Matthew Glans, H. Sterling Burnett
“The government should not decide winners and losers in any market as part of its energy policy. The ideal approach to energy policy would be to repeal all renewable power standards” - Matthew Glans
November 29, 2016
By Matthew Glans
More physicians are charting their course out of the insured patient market.
November 15, 2016
By Michael Hamilton, Justin Haskins, Matthew Glans
“If Trump and Congress settle for less than full repeal, Obamacare will make a comeback when Democrats do, and the new version will be even more government-centric.” - Michael Hamilton

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