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Tim Benson

Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.

Tim Benson (tbenson@heartland.org) 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, Benson 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 Brief  “Saving Chicago Students: Strike Vouchers and SOS Accounts.”

Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Benson 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 12, 2019
By Tim Benson
Since 1970 Airborne Pollutants Have Declined 73 Percent While GDP Has Increased 262 Percent
April 10, 2019
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., James Taylor, Anthony Watts, George Jamerson, H. Sterling Burnett, Tim Benson, Bette Grande
For years, far-left politicians have abused their authority and deprived America of much-needed energy infrastructure.”
April 10, 2019
By Tim Benson
Program Would Be Open To Children With Special Needs, Low-Income Children, And Wards Of The Court
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April 10, 2019
By Tim Benson
Program Would Be Open To All Eligible Students By 2021-22 School Year
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April 4, 2019
By Tim Benson
Nuclear Would Receive $500 Annual Bailout, Be Included In Pennsylvania's Renewable Mandate
February 27, 2019
By Tim Benson
Companion bills to ban hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, are under consideration in the Florida Legislature.
February 4, 2019
By Tim Benson
A federal judge has barred the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) from issuing permits for hydraulic fracturing in U.S. territorial waters off the coast of California.
January 28, 2019
By Tim Benson
Socialism has never been more insanely expensive.

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