Becki Gray

Senior Vice President
Becki Gray is Senior Vice President of the John Locke Foundation. She provides information, consultation, and publications to elected officials, government staff and other decision makers involved in the state public-policy process.

Gray taps her experience in the legal field, at the North Carolina General Assembly and as a lobbyist in the private sector as well as the full resources and staff of JLF to fulfill requests for information and analysis from policymakers.

She offers commentary on television and radio shows across North Carolina and is a regular panelist on NCSpin. Gray writes a monthly column for Carolina Journal and her op-eds have been published in newspapers across the state. She frequently speaks to civic and political groups about public policy and legislative issues.

She earned an Art degree at Queens College in Charlotte, a Paralegal Certificate from Meredith College and has completed graduate work at UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Greensboro.

Gray is a member of the first class of the John Locke Foundation’s E.A. Morris Fellows, a statewide leadership program. She serves on the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees.

Posts by Becki Gray (page 1)

  • Finding solutions to the problem of unaffordable health insurance

    The House Health Committee is scheduled to consider HB 655, Health Care for Working Families, tomorrow morning. First, kudos to the leadership for bringing this issue forward and to members for participating in the discussion.  The governor is strongly in favor of Medicaid expansion. Many progressive House and Senate members…
    Becki Gray, July 8, 2019
  • Veto Override Consideration Is Up In The House. Here Are Some Key Considerations.

    The General Assembly returns to Raleigh today. On the House calendar is an override consideration of the Governor’s veto of the 2019-20 $24 billion budget. Because the budget is a House bill, the override vote starts in the House. In addition to all the Republicans voting to override, they…
    Becki Gray, July 8, 2019
  • Health care services that require a permission slip from government and an ok from competitors

    The John Locke Foundation has written extensively over several years on the impediment NC’s Certificate of Need laws are for the expansion of health care services.  We believe that repealing NC’s CON laws will restore health care freedom. National studies show that CON laws increase cost and…
    Becki Gray, May 20, 2019
  • Wake County holding lottery to purchase products they have complete control over. At noon. On a Friday. In Wendell.

    This was just posted on the Wake County ABC Facebook page: Wake County ABC Stores and the Office have been inundated with phone calls and inquiries today regarding the most recent shipment of specialty allocated products. Due to the high demand and minimal supply, we have decided that…
    Becki Gray, May 14, 2019
  • House budget documents, just in time for weekend review.

    After a brief spring break to re-charge their batteries, the House returned to Raleigh this week and wasted no time getting down to their real job of the 2019-2020 biennium – crafting the state’s budget for the next two years.  They’d already set the spending growth at 3.45% to…
    Becki Gray, April 26, 2019
  • Re: College admissions scandal hits Wake Forest

    As my colleague, Terry Stoops relayed yesterday, the national  “pay for admission” scandal at some of the country’s elite universities that has  shocked and appalled so many of us appears to have hit close to home. Wake Forest University President reacted today with this email sent to supporters and…
    Becki Gray, March 13, 2019
  • As the new NCGA gets to work – will they agree on anything?

    The 2019-20 General Assembly gets down to business next week. Without a Republican supermajority, a governor who is all too happy to veto and/or sue and everyone vying for a political advantage in the upcoming 2020 election, the question is will they agree on anything? There will be disagreements for…
    Becki Gray, January 24, 2019
  • Self preservation may be key to collaboration on redistricting

    On opening day of the 2019-20 General Assembly, we heard lots of promises of collaboration.  There are opportunities to work together; finding a budget that meets the state’s needs while keeping policies that have created strong economic growth, reforms to an archaic alcohol beverage system, and creating a health care…
    Becki Gray, January 17, 2019