Becki Gray

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Outreach

Posts by Becki Gray (page 12)

  • 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…
    Becki Gray, February 11, 2016
  • 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…
    Becki Gray, February 8, 2016
  • 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…
    Becki Gray, February 4, 2016
  • 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.
    Becki Gray, February 3, 2016
  • 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…
    Becki Gray, January 29, 2016
  • 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…
    Becki Gray, January 28, 2016
  • 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…
    Becki Gray, January 28, 2016
  • Pre-gaming for the Primaries

    As you prepare for the upcoming March 15 primary election – listening to the experts, following dispatches from the campaign trail, reading all the latest election news – don’t forget you’ll need a photo ID this time.  What’s in your wallet? Acceptable forms of photo ID in 2016…
    Becki Gray, January 20, 2016