Skip Navigation

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

view all by this author
November 7, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new budget proposal in Washington State that would create a new capital gains tax.
Tags
November 7, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses how states are attempting to assist former offenders reentering society by reforming licensing barriers and ending blanket bans for some ex-offenders.
November 5, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a new study that examines Massachusetts' Medicaid eligibility reforms and found they saved the state millions of taxpayer dollars.
November 5, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses the need for certificate of need repeal in Alaska.
October 22, 2018
By Matthew Glans, Charles Katebi, 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.”
Tags
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.
Tags
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.

2016 By the Numbers

See what sets Heartland apart:
82% of state elected officials read Heartland publications
82%
of state elected officials read one or more Heartland newspapers "sometimes" or "always."
45% of elected officials say Heartland led to a change in policy
45%
of state elected officials say a Heartland publication influenced their opinions or led to a change in public policy.
“The Heartland Institute [is] the world’s most prominent thinktank supporting skepticism about man-made climate change.”
The Economist
May 26, 2012
2.4 Million
the number of times Heartland's six podcasts were downloaded in 2017
184 issues
of weekly e-newsletters sent to subscribers across the country
91 events
that Heartland hosted, attended, or spoke at, reaching 14,711 guests
100,000 fans
on Facebook posting and reposting over 1 million times a week