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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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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 16, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the efforts by states to bypass legal precedent and impose sales taxes on internet purchases without a physical presence in the taxing state, including a proposed internet cookie nexus.
May 11, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Senior Policy Analyst Matthew Glans discusses the U.S. Sugar Program and its negative effects on the US agricultural industry.
May 10, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the potential effects of a progressive tax in Illinois.
May 4, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Hawaii that would require all online retailers to pay state sales taxes, regardless of whether the seller has a presence in the state.
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.

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