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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.

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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September 23, 2016
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed taxpayer funded stadium for the NFL's Raiders in Las Vegas.
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September 22, 2016
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses sin taxes and how they distort markets, reduce economic competitiveness, and encourage unsustainable increases in government spending while placing an excessive burden on lower-income taxpayers.
September 21, 2016
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines pension reform proposals in Kentucky and argues the state should follow the private sector’s lead and start switching workers to defined-contribution plans.
September 20, 2016
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines civil asset forfeiture laws in Iowa and argues assets should be seized only for criminal reasons.
August 18, 2016
By Jesse Hathaway, Michael Hamilton, Justin Haskins, Peter Ferrara, Matthew Glans, Gary MacDougal, Logan Elizabeth Pike
"Many state governments still can, and should, improve the effectiveness of their efforts to help those in poverty." - Logan Elizabeth Pike
August 9, 2016
By Matthew Glans
Policymakers must consider the serious consequences a minimum-wage increase can have on employment rates and economic growth.
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June 23, 2016
By Jesse Hathaway, Matthew Glans, Justin Haskins
Heartland Institute Experts React to Chicago Passing New Regulations onUber, Lyft, and AirbnbThe Chicago City Council yesterday passed new regulations on peer-to-peer services including ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft, and short-term rental company
June 21, 2016
By Matthew Glans, John Nothdurft
South Carolina lawmakers have undertaken reforms to address some of the serious issues with their state’s pension system, but major changes are still needed to prevent future budget problems.

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