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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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July 20, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Ohio that would rein in licensing boards’ power by establishing legislative oversight and requiring the boards to prove they are truly needed to ensure public safety.
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July 18, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines North Carolina's efforts to strengthen its' constitutional caps on state spending.
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July 17, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Texas' proposed high-speed rail plan and how similar efforts have faced substantial delays and cost overruns.
July 12, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines several tax reform proposals from the Arkansas Tax Reform and Relief Task Force.
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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.
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.

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