About: Becki Gray

Recent Posts by Becki Gray

A Friday recipe for your Valentine.

During my weekly WTSB Friday interview, the talk turned from occupational licensing, tax cuts, and the shortage of NC Constitutions to something more fun – Valentine’s Day.  Looking for something quick, delicious and easy to impress your sweetie?  Here’s something that guarantees hugs from your honey: Hug your Honey Valentine Dessert Canned peach halves Mincemeat FreshContinue Reading






Tax breaks or tax cuts? $187.4 million on the line

At the NCGA Revenue Laws Committee meeting this week, during the discussion on increasing the standard deduction, Rep Mike Hager asked what if there was additional $187.4 Million revenue that could be redirected to further increasing the standard deduction?  Fiscal Research staff did not have the numbers then but has provided followup in this email: IContinue Reading






Direct primary care is a good idea. For lots of reasons.

Direct primary care is a good idea, an alternative to red tape/bureaucracy nightmare of some health insurance. Katherine has explained that it supports a doctor/patient bond,  Dan has reported that it could lower costs for Medicaid and state workers, As with so many issues, removing federal government barriers is key to allowing this good idea toContinue Reading






Zero tax brackets, reforms that work. For all NC families.

Heard all that talk about tax cuts only for the rich?  80% of North Carolinians saw an increase in their taxes?  Whaaaat? It’s been thoroughly debunked. The tax reforms that began in 2011 with a roll-back of a sales tax increase (A $1B tax cut for anyone who buys stuff, by the way) and thenContinue Reading






That NC Nothing Compares logo? Now available in an attractive, affordable license plate. Get ’em while they’re hot. Or not.

In case you are looking for a specialty plate for your car promoting NC, here you go….   It’s the new NC logo – Nothing Compares.  For only $15, you can sport a logo that was named “Worst of 2015” by an Austin Texas design firm, Under Consideration. They had this to say about ourContinue Reading






Cooking something up on Friday afternoon

Have I mentioned that I won a blue ribbon at the NC State Fair for apple butter?  Many  LR readers not only know but have enjoyed (I hope!) a jar of this famous concoction.  Here’s a suggestion for a sweet and savory treat with apple butter: Smoked Gouda and Apple Butter Sandwich 2 (1/2″) slicesContinue Reading






NC’s public safety reforms are paying off

According to a sidebar in the latest edition of Reason Magazine, North Carolina is one of several states that has put measures in place to reduce the number of non-violent criminals in the prison population. Over the past five years, North Carolina has seen a reduction in our violent crime rate (down 18.5%) along withContinue Reading






Need your help today, friends. Save Our State Constitution

Friends of Freedom, SOS! Save our State Constitution. I need your help. The State of North Carolina’s Constitution is the state’s most important document. We want our elected officials to uphold the Constitution, we want our students to learn from the history of our state and we adamantly believe we must get back to ourContinue Reading






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