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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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August 23, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines state pension reform and the effects of changing cost of living adjustments.
August 22, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the potential return of grocery taxes in South Carolina and the problems the tax would create.
August 18, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a tobacco tax hike being considered in South Dakota.
August 17, 2017
By Tim Benson, Matthew Glans
No Bill Better Suited For Cutting Back On The Scope And Power Of Government
June 22, 2017
By Matthew Glans, Jeff Stier, John Dale Dunn
"Treating e-cigarettes like cigarettes can’t possibly lower exposure to secondhand smoke, because there is no secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes." - Jeff Stier
June 15, 2017
By Matthew Glans, H. Sterling Burnett, Jesse Hathaway
"One small step for legislative responsibility, one giant leap for constitutional restraints on executive authority in Wisconsin." - H. Sterling Burnett
May 18, 2017
By Jim Lakely, Steven Titch, Matthew Glans, Jesse Hathaway, Seton Motley
"Government-directed net neutrality was, is, and always will be a solution in search of a problem. " - Jim Lakely
May 2, 2017
By Matthew Glans, Michael Hamilton
One solution to state oral health care provider shortages is giving dentists greater discretion to use dental therapists and dental hygienists.

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