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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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January 17, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new effort in Virginia to reduce the regulatory burden on telehealth providers.
December 19, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new study from the Institute for Justice (IJ) that found occupational licenses rarely improve consumer outcomes and substantially increase costs.
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December 19, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Texas that would reform the state's civil asset forfeiture laws.
December 19, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Anchorage, Alaska where policymakers are considering a ballot measure that would impose a 5 percent retail sales tax on alcohol.
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October 22, 2018
By Matthew Glans, Sarah Lee
‘The training wheels are finally off and states can pursue the kind of systemic reforms that they need to lower the cost of health care and return real choice to consumers.’
August 29, 2018
By Matthew Glans
Recently, California legislators dealt a devastating blow to onerous taxes when they passed a bill that prevents grocery taxes, including unpopular and ineffective “soda taxes.”
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August 3, 2018
By Matthew Glans
Bankers claim credit unions are similar to mutual savings banks and should therefore be regulated in a similar manner.
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June 6, 2018
By Matthew Glans
To the detriment of its residents and businesses, Seattle has been more active than any other city in pursuing new tax revenue.

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