Becki Gray

Senior Vice President

Posts by Becki Gray (page 2)

  • 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
  • Cooper’s priorities for 2019

    Cleaning out my notebook and found notes from Governor Cooper’s address to the NC Rural Assembly on November 16, 2018.  He outlined his priorities for 2019. 2018 wraps on a contentious note between the governor and the General Assembly, i.e. voter ID veto and overrides and a lawsuit already,…
    Becki Gray, December 20, 2018
  • More, not fewer monuments and markers. Clinton leads the way.

    After months of controversy, protests and discussion about southern history, confederate monuments and the appropriate way to remember our history and learn from the past, I was touched by a recent news report out of Clinton.  Instead of destroying and eliminating confederate monuments we need more monuments, more memorials and…
    Becki Gray, December 15, 2018
  • We’re losing the war on poverty. Professor Jacobs explained how at yesterday’s Shaftesbury talk.

    Professor Micheal Jacobs joined us yesterday for a fascinating report on how progressive initiatives are actually increasing poverty and hurting those who most need help.  This hour long video is well worth your time and guaranteed to make you think about how policies intended to help the poor are actually…
    Becki Gray, September 25, 2018