Becki Gray

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Outreach

Posts by Becki Gray (page 11)

  • Overtime pay. What happens when gov’t interferes. (again)

    You’ve heard about the Obama mandates for raising the minimum wage and the consequences that work against sound economics. Regular readers of JLF know the facts, reports, studies, scholarly opinion, arguments and pleas for good economics.  But yet the federal government continues this nonsense. Now…
    Becki Gray, April 14, 2016
  • Commuters, Counties and Carolina roadways

    Some interesting thoughts on commuting in this report, A Commentary on the Notion of Extreme Commutes.  With more and more folks traveling across county lines every day, what impact will these patterns have on NC’s transportation funding?  Will providing safe and viable roadways for commuters be a way to…
    Becki Gray, April 13, 2016
  • Municipal owned broadband not a good idea but one that may come back.

    A new economic study entitled, The Impact of Government Owned Broadband Networks on Private Investment and Consumer Welfare dives into the issue of whether municipalities ought to own broadband systems.  State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) findings?  Government owned broadband is not the best idea. “State laws that oversee and…
    Becki Gray, April 12, 2016
  • 3 ideas worth consideration

    I’ll be offering some short comments Tuesday (April 5) to the NCGA Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee. Meeting starts at 9:30 in Room 544, if you’d like to listen in. Spoiler.  Here’s what I’m going to say: Thank you for opportunity to speak today and thank…
    Becki Gray, April 4, 2016
  • Finding solutions in the bathroom

    One solution to the Charlotte ordinance would be to provide a single-occupancy bathroom option for anyone who feels uncomfortable using a multi-stall bathroom. This would be open to anyone who wants additional privacy– senior citizens, mothers with young children and yes, transgender people. These single-occupancy bathrooms would be available in…
    Becki Gray, March 25, 2016
  • My five takeaways from the primary – and a bonus point

    In spite of all the talk of dissatisfaction with incumbents, all but two sitting members of the NC General Assembly won their primaries. NC has been a leader in turning our economy around, getting people back to work, reducing the burden of taxes and regulation, but yet we dropped the…
    Becki Gray, March 16, 2016
  • Overall, a sweet deal for NC taxpayers.

    There is much to-do over the sales tax expansion going into effect today. Some are even screaming from the rooftops about a “tax increase” So what’s the overall impact, the big picture? Is there a tax increase on North Carolina taxpayers, as some are claiming? In a word: no. Here’s…
    Becki Gray, March 1, 2016
  • 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…
    Becki Gray, February 12, 2016