Governor Mark Parkinson (D-Kansas) has quite the claim to fame that many other Governors and members of Congress could stand to emulate: he's got a balanced budget, he slashed spending at the nation's first sign of economic trouble, his state has collected a tax surplus AND he's fighting successfully to keep jobs in his state by offering businesses incentives.
How did he do it? His primer is outlined in the clip below.
It's leaders like Parkinson who really show the rest of us how it's done. He's a former businessman who is returning to the private sector soon.
Too bad he's not making a run for higher office. We could use more of Mark Parkinson.