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Tim Benson

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TBenson@heartland.org 312-377-4000

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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November 16, 2017
By Tim Benson
Four Years After HFRA, No Fracking Occurring In Illinois
November 6, 2017
By Tim Benson
Seventy-Two Percent In Favor Of ESAs
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November 6, 2017
By Tim Benson
"Land Subsidence" Is The Sinking Or Lowering Of The Land Surface, Mostly Due To Human Activity
October 31, 2017
By Tim Benson
New Life For ESA Program Is Good News For New Hampshire Children
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October 18, 2017
By Tim Benson
In April, the New Hampshire House of Representatives had a golden opportunity to do something heroic for Granite State kids by passing a universal education savings account (ESA) bill, but it flinched at the last minute and “retained” it in committee
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October 12, 2017
By Tim Benson
Harvard University's Naomi Oreskes and Geoffrey Supran are co-authors of a new, highly controversial study claiming that energy giant ExxonMobil purposefully misled the public on the dangers of climate change.
October 11, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt, Teresa Mull, Tim Benson
"Alternative certification pathways should be adopted for all public schools, not just SUNY charters" - Lennie Jarratt
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October 11, 2017
By Tim Benson
Population-control advocates have long believed that human beings are basically viruses with shoes.

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