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Governor got to start off quite ask you question -- -- in former governor Pete Wilson from California who was also like you former senator and I asked which job you like better -- like -- governor because you're not one of 100 so you're that you're the boss are you enjoying being governor.
I am love you guys love.
The governor that is in the said -- enjoyed the United States and because I really did enjoy the senate but.
-- -- -- right now being a governor I think it's just a much better job you've got to budget that you've got to deal with us and you can.
We're moving legislative items forward where cutting our taxes were getting growth taking place -- just a much more practical position now.
To go to Washington so stuck in the mud.
What is the status of -- of your state is it is it.
Usually you're cutting taxes and you're getting growth -- -- what's the status are you upside down already have a -- a balanced budget and so forth and so on.
We're required to have a balanced budget which we need to do that in Washington.
We had a 500 million dollar budget -- this last legislative session but that's filled and then where a hundred million dollars to the good.
And did not raise taxes did that really -- -- -- in cutting things back.
And now we're starting to get some slow private sector growth we've grown private sector jobs and all of which is what we've got to do across America.
All right I want to talk you primarily today because.
Of my interest in in general aviation and your state is really the hub.
Of that all the different companies that make airplanes are in Wichita another other cities around the state of Kansas then the go back a few weeks few months where the president was talking about the millionaires billionaires and those corporate jet owners.
Did you have a chance to talk to the White House and say what are you doing what you're hurting our industry.
We -- we sent letters to invited the president the vice president come out and -- -- your killing a -- your rhetoric.
In vis a business aircraft.
Are useful for businesses to make them more efficient 90% of the airports in America.
Are not reachable by commercial aviation.
You've got a -- charter by end of the -- makes that companies and it makes the entities much more efficient and what's on the president just stop.
Talking about us stop picking on the industry because this is a great industry it is an export oriented industry half of our products are exported.
And you're really hurting -- aspire rhetoric.
Well what's -- what is -- the update on that because I've been waiting that there are number of those companies that are based in Kansas that are starting to move some of their work.
To other countries Mexico and other places.
Yet you're seeing a smattering of different things that we just had a company move.
Part of their production back to the United States -- -- rural area of Kansas.
So you're seeing some -- move back and forth we're starting to do more manufacturing.
In Kansas and more manufacturing in the United States and aviation should follow.
But it's not gonna for gonna have these bad policies we have a president that picks on the industry.
What do you do to attract industry -- mean is there something in the you have to -- needed to say come to Kansas.
-- -- now there's a lot that you have to do and we've got to have a good business environment.
We've got to have a competitive offer because everybody around the world wants these shops and particularly in aviation.
These are the highest wage highest skill manufacturing jobs in the world everybody wants these jobs.
So what we have to do is have a good environment and then we build the technical expertise surrounded we have the national institute for aviation research -- here.
We have national aviation training center that so we're training workers and we're developing new products.
With the industry and it's that sort of that entire package.
They're really continues to hold the industry here and starts to get it growing again because it's starting to pick back up ever so slowly but it's just starting to pick up some.
Well I hope it is -- I think about the aviation industry primarily in Kansas.
And -- I think about the days in.
Oh North Carolina South Carolina even Georgia where the textile industry was there -- -- I'm worried that that's what's gonna happen.
To to your state I mean China.
Is now they they are buying into some of these companies that make general aviation aircraft.
They're trying to get more involved in generally aviation you know what they're gonna do they're gonna try get those companies out of your state.
I I know I and that's why we have to be more competitive -- China.
The business of the companies have to be -- -- -- make these jets here more competitive than anywhere else in the world.
And I think we've got the total infrastructure and I know we have the workforce.
But we can't have policies in place like.
-- tax on every time you contact the tower if you're on a small jet a small airplane this sort of user -- Really hurts our industry.
These are policies that hurt and export oriented industry that a number of companies and countries are trying to get in to.
So we're just we're asking the White House just work with us a little bit on this we're not gonna add this -- gonna cost you money in the White House where -- -- take these charges on.
In jet fuel tax -- just don't put it on and -- user fee and don't hurt don't hurt the overall business.
Alright governor Sam Brown breakfast nice talk you thank you very much.
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