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Tim Benson

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Tim Benson ( joined the Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the government relations department.

Tim Benson ( joined the Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the government relations department.

His responsibilities include interacting with elected officials and staff on a variety of issues; tracking state legislative trends; 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.

Prior to joining Heartland, Tim worked for the Foundation for Government Accountability as an editor and writer. He also authored a regular column for Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, served as one of the directors of a multinational smartphone app, and worked as field director on a U.S. congressional campaign. His work has appeared in The Hill, The Washington Times, Crain’s Chicago Business, The American Spectator, Real Clear Policy, and many other publications across the country. He is also the co-author of the Heartland Policy BriefSaving Chicago Students: Strike Vouchers and SOS Accounts.”

Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Tim attended the University of Florida and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. His 16 years of living in the Sunshine State have left him wary of facing the harsh Chicago winters, while his 14 years of living in New Jersey have left him wary of eating Chicago-style pizza.

Recent Articles and Publications

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April 24, 2017
By Tim Benson
ESA Would Pay For Tuition, Textbooks, Tutoring Services
April 24, 2017
By Tim Benson
Carbon Dioxide Tax Would Raise Gasoline Prices By 13 Cents Per Gallon, Heating Oil By 16 Cents Per Gallon In First Year
April 21, 2017
By S. Fred Singer, Isaac Orr, Tim Benson, H. Sterling Burnett, Bette Grande, Frederick D. Palmer, Tom Harris, Mischa Popoff
"I am truly sorry to see a ‘March for Science’ mixed up with all this. It is likely to hurt science and scientists by painting them as purely partisan and political." - S. Fred Singer
April 20, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt, Teresa Mull, Tim Benson, Robert G. Holland, Larry Sand
" As a leader in education choice, Florida should next consider universal education choice and open the education market to a vast new array of education opportunities to meet the needs of all students.” - Lennie Jarratt
April 18, 2017
By Joseph Bast, Jay Lehr, Isaac Orr, H. Sterling Burnett, Tim Benson
"The only people who believe global warming is man-made and dangerous are the scientifically illiterate reporters/activists in the media. The left tried to politicize the science and make a case for their agenda, and they failed." -Joseph Bast
April 7, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt, Tim Benson
"Every state should follow Arizona in allowing students to find the education they need to excel." - Lennie Jarratt
April 5, 2017
By Tim Benson
USGS: People Living In Area Of "Significant" Risk Of Man-Caused Quake Down 50 Percent From 2016
March 21, 2017
By Tim Benson
Carbon-Dioxide Tax Would Make Everything More Expensive For Working Americans Without Guaranteed Environmental Benefits

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