I had the privilege of meeting with Kansans from all across the state over the last few weeks at various town hall meetings. I held a town hall meeting for General Electric employees at Strother Field in Winfield, as well as made stops in Greenwood County at the Eureka Public Library, and the in Lyon County at Emporia State University. President Michael Shonrock was a gracious host. It's important to hear people's concerns and personal experiences. I often take the stories I hear from you back to the Senate and share it with my colleagues in committees, on the Senate floor and with leaders in the Administration. Topping the list of concerns on this tour: taxes, health care and over-regulation by the federal government. Thanks to all those who came to share thoughts and ideas. I need partners in good government. I hope you will always feel free to contact me.