Becki Gray

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Outreach

Posts by Becki Gray (page 46)

  • The Donkey Whisperer

    Redistricting, debates, op-eds, polls and commentary are all signs campaigns have begun. Can the TV ads be far behind? This is one of my favorites so far: talking to the donkeys…..
    Becki Gray, September 22, 2011
  • Photo ID to Vote – What’s the hold up?

    One of the issues left on the table for the General Assembly is the question of photo id for voting.   House Bill 351, Restore Confidence in Government would require that voters provide photo identification before voting and if they don’t have one, government will provide one for free.  The…
    Becki Gray, September 19, 2011
  • 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