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Matthew Glans

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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.

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. His 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. 

Glans 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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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 21, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Ohio that would create a new mid-level care license for dental therapists and allow them to practice under the supervision of a dentist.
June 21, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines dental service organizations and how they can improve the cost and availability of dental services in Missouri.
June 20, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a single-payer health care plan being considered by New York legislators.
June 19, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal that would reestablish tip credits in Maine.
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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
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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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