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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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February 20, 2017
By Dr. Brad Rodu, Matthew Glans, Lindsey Stroud
Policymakers should be mindful of the extensive research that supports tobacco harm reduction and understand that bans, excessive regulations, or high taxes on e-cigarettes could encourage smokers to stay with more-harmful traditional cigarettes.
February 19, 2017
By Matthew Glans
President Trump and Republicans in Congress have identified March as their new deadline for their Obamacare replacement plans.
February 16, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines direct primary care and why Georgia legislators should consider reforms to make the service more available.
February 15, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed gasoline tax hike in South Carolina and the decreasing efficiency of gasoline taxes.
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February 15, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a proposed property and sales tax swap in Pennsylvania, arguing the swap will do little to solve the real problem, spending.
February 2, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway, Matthew Glans, S.T. Karnick
“More lawmakers, all across the nation, are waking up to the economic and social benefits of right to work, and Missouri is just the latest state to board the worker freedom train.” - Jesse Hathaway
January 13, 2017
By David L. Applegate, David S. D’Amato, Matthew Glans, Tim Benson, Jesse Hathaway, H. Sterling Burnett
"The REINS Act helps restore the proper balance of power by requiring Congress to approve all new major regulations, thereby increasing accountability and transparency in the federal regulatory process." - David Applegate
December 7, 2016
By Isaac Orr, H. Sterling Burnett, Matthew Glans, Tim Benson
"Illinoisans will be paying more for energy, and Illinois businesses will face higher costs and become less competitive, all so Exelon can garner hundreds of millions if not billions over time, in subsidies." - H. Sterling Burnett
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