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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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March 16, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines sales tax holidays and how they are a temporary tax gimmick that only benefit a small number of companies.
March 16, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a bill moving through the South Carolina General Assembly that would open up the state to direct primary care by removing unneeded insurance regulations.
March 14, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid work requirement waivers and a proposed waiver in Minnesota.
March 14, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this testimony before the Colorado Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee, Matthew Glans argues loosening occupational licensing laws would be a good step toward opening up additional industries for expansion and empowering entrepreneurs.
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.
January 23, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jesse Hathaway, Matthew Glans
“Private property rights and due process are bedrock American values, and The Heartland Institute supports these constitutional reforms.” - Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
January 12, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Matthew Glans, Charles Katebi, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Dave Racer
"The Trump administration should be highly commended for this action." - Tim Huelskamp

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