Becki Gray

Senior Vice President

Posts by Becki Gray (page 44)

  • Stimulus 2.0’s Tax Increases

    Americans for Tax Reform have put together a comprehensive list of the tax increases included in Obama’s latest jobs scam, oops, bill.  There is more and more confusion around the jobs numbers and unemployment and just what this “stimlus” is all about.  One thing’s for sure…
    Becki Gray, September 16, 2011
  • Soles at it again

    Honestly, when is former state Sen. R.C. Soles (D-Columbus) going to start behaving himself?  Just today another young man accuses Soles of assault with a deadly weapon…with a cane.  Hood commented and CJ has reported since the saga of Soles’ troubling behavior was first disclosed, Soles has…
    Becki Gray, September 15, 2011
  • Maps moving forward

    Republicans say, “the maps are fair and legal.” The democrats say, “See ya in court.” John Hood says we need an independent commission. But as of today, the U.S Department of Justice and the D.C. Courts have the next word. The redistricting plans for North Carolina’s thirteen congressional seats,…
    Becki Gray, September 6, 2011
  • Annexation Fights Continue

    It appears the recently passed annexation reform is only a bump in the road for some cities intent on annexing property.  If the mayor decides the city “needs to grow”, they will try to find a way around the law.  Apparently that is exactly what the mayor of Southport…
    Becki Gray, September 6, 2011
  • NC Gas Tax- We’re number 3

    According to a new report in The Business Journal North Carolina has the third highest gas tax in the country.  As CJ has reported previously, not all of the gas tax money has been well spent. The General Assembly is giving some consideration to capping the gas tax…
    Becki Gray, September 1, 2011
  • More NC Job Numbers

    New information gathered by The Business Journals rank North Carolina 37th in job growth over the past twelve months.  As Rick wrote last week, unemployment and jobs  numbers are a bit confusing and Hood warned to proceed with caution in analyzing the data.  One thing seems clear.
    Becki Gray, August 24, 2011
  • Over the top

    Livienne Love organized it.  Shanda Panda did it. So did Debi Davidson. Kathy Kelley wouldn’t do it.  Dawn Glass wouldn’t either – yet. Al Hill came to watch.  So did  Gus Gustafson. Police Captain Tim Splain kept it all under control.   CJ staff looking for a story line…
    Becki Gray, August 22, 2011
  • It doesn’t end with the debt ceiling – more right here at home.

    The federal government is not the only taxing entity increasing our debt.  NC counties, cities and towns have increased their debt by 3% in the last twelve months. Triangle Business Journal reports, “Divided by the population, the state-level debt works out to $746.31 for every man, woman and child…
    Becki Gray, August 5, 2011