Becki Gray

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Outreach

Posts by Becki Gray (page 45)

  • Voting Early and Often

    Vote early and vote often – and we have here and here and here and here – on whether a photo ID should be required in order to vote.  North Carolina is one of 19 states (most with Democratic governors) that does not require a photo…
    Becki Gray, November 4, 2011
  • Committee to look at relief from high electric rates

    Electric bills in many eastern North Carolina towns are skyrocketing, as reported here. A Carolina Journal op-ed explained the problem last April. Now a legislative committee will be looking at how to get this under control and offer rate payers some relief. The Joint Municipal Power Agency…
    Becki Gray, October 24, 2011
  • Anti-union vote at RJR

    Unemployment is now 10.5% in North Carolina and Durham, Orange and Buncombe Counties are proposing raising taxes. Is anything happening to get the economy back on track? North Carolina’s anti-union stance has been key in recruiting and keeping businesses, the real key to economic recovery.  In…
    Becki Gray, October 21, 2011
  • EPA: Makes Air Control Toxic (MACT) to the economy

    Yet another overreaching regulation is set to come out of the EPA, which will cost jobs, deter economic recovery, and increase energy costs.  The Utility Maximum Achievable Control Technology rule (MACT) would reduce mercury deposition by an estimated 5 percent, costing $10 Billion, which is even more costly and less…
    Becki Gray, October 10, 2011
  • Orange County Tax Hike Coming Up Soon – Again

    I ran across the Orange County’s  FAQs about the upcoming sales tax increase voters there will be considering in November. Here are a few things they fail to mention: They’ve already tried this.  The quarter cent sales tax failed in November 2010 by over 1,000 votes and 66% of…
    Becki Gray, October 3, 2011
  • Perdue:Worst Joke Teller Ever and Most Endangered Incumbant Governor in the Nation

    Doug Heye, in a US News and World report today, comments on Perdue’s joke and weighs in why she is the most endangered incumbent governor in the nation: Perdue has refused to state a position on an amendment to the state constitution to outlaw same-sex marriage and civil…
    Becki Gray, September 30, 2011
  • Another bad joke from Perdue?

    ”I need you to think about that, you business leaders. You want more business, talk to your legislators if you can get through your hatred of them and understand it’s the only way North Carolina can remain competitive.” Bev Perdue to the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce on September 20,…
    Becki Gray, September 29, 2011
  • Annexation reform… now it’s unconstitutional?

    Annexation reform finally passed the General Assembly but it looks like property rights are still in danger. The fight in Fayetteville continues as now city officials are claiming the new laws are unconstitutional. Wonder where their concerns about the constitution were as they were forcibly annexing…
    Becki Gray, September 26, 2011