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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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October 9, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses the negative effects of a millionaire tax, and why Nebraska should avoid imposing one.
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October 9, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses two regulatory reform ideas for West Virginia that would dramatically slow the growth of its' bureaucracy.
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October 9, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a nonbinding ballot initiative in Utah that would increase the state’s gasoline tax by 10 cents per gallon and why diverting road funds to education is poor public policy.
September 28, 2018
By Matthew Glans, Tim Benson
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Tim Benson examine the tax credits given to purchasers of electric vehicles, how they have been primarily used by the wealthy, and their general ineffectiveness in providing environmental benefits.
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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.
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.

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