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Matthew Glans

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.

Glans' 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. 

He 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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February 16, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new effort in Idaho to eliminate unnecessary mandates that block the creation of new jobs and businesses.
February 16, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed waiver in Alabama requesting permission from the federal government to implement work requirements in its Medicaid program.
February 16, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill introduced in the Michigan Legislature that would prohibit civil asset forfeitures unless a suspect is found guilty of a crime in court.
February 15, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Maine that limits the growth of the state's minimum wage while creating a new training wage.
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January 23, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jesse Hathaway, Matthew Glans
“Private property rights and due process are bedrock American values, and The Heartland Institute supports these constitutional reforms.” - Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
January 12, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Matthew Glans, Charles Katebi, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Dave Racer
"The Trump administration should be highly commended for this action." - Tim Huelskamp
January 11, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, John Nothdurft, Matthew Glans, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Dave Racer
“Work requirements for the able-bodied, as Trump’s change provides, is a highly desirable reform that will help to minimize unnecessary dependency and remove burdens placed on taxpayers” - Peter Ferrara
November 14, 2017
By Matthew Glans
Congress has failed to pass a replacement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and Obamacare’s collapse is inevitable. To protect their citizens, state lawmakers should take the lead in passing free-market health care reforms.

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