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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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June 19, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses the upcoming Janus decision and how states are reacting to the potential changes.
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June 17, 2018
By Matthew Glans, Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Lindsey Stroud examine a new tax on vaping products now being considered in New Jersey and the possible effects on smokers trying to quit.
June 12, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed minimum wage increase in Fargo, North Dakota and the potential effects on the cities economy.
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June 12, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Ohio that would increase the hotel occupancy tax paid by online travel agencies.
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May 17, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett, Matthew Glans
No farm group spends more on lobbying to keep its sweet tooth satisfied than the sugar lobby.
May 10, 2018
By Matthew Glans
This week is National Hospital Week, which is as good a time as ever to examine certificate of need (CON) laws, one of the biggest obstructions facing new hospitals, hospital expansion, and access to quality health care.
March 6, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Matthew Glans
“These are exactly the welfare reform initiatives The Heartland Institute has been pushing in dozens of states.” - Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
February 22, 2018
By Matthew Glans
Private property rights are one of the fundamental tenets of our Republic.

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