Becki Gray

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Outreach

Posts by Becki Gray (page 47)

  • 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
  • Annexation Reform passed into Law – is it enough?

    Annexation Reform made the list of eleven action items JLF hoped the legislature would address in the first 100 days of the 2011 Legislative session.  It was a victory for us and was a great day for North Carolina when HB 845, Annexation Reform Act of 2011 passed…
    Becki Gray, August 3, 2011
  • Woman’s Right to Know Overrride Official

    As David Bass reports, the General Assembly voted to override five of Governor Perdue’s vetoes last week,  This makes it official for House Bill 845, A Woman’s Right to Know.  How did your Senator and Representative vote?  …
    Becki Gray, August 1, 2011
  • Let’s talk redistricting

    Redistricting is the talk this week.  Well, also last week.  And next week too. Oh yeah, and there will be lots of talk next January when filing for the new thirteen congressional, fifty state Senate and one hundred twenty state House seats kicks off.  And if the 2000 redistricting…
    Becki Gray, July 18, 2011
  • Legislating from the bench – again

    Judge Howard Manning just issued another order telling the General Assembly how to allocate money. This time he says they can”t limit the number of at-risk four year olds who participate in Easley’s pet pre-kindergarten program previously known as More at Four. Manning keeps confusing the constitutional requirement to…
    Becki Gray, July 18, 2011
  • Bev uses veto to raise money for her campaign

    The ink is not even dry on the governor’s veto of the state budget (that is fiscally responsible, does not raise taxes and puts education money in the classroom) and she’s….you guessed it…..using it to raise money for her re-election campaign.  Unbelievable! Here’s her email in case you didn’t get…
    Becki Gray, June 13, 2011
  • Texas gets it. Why can’t we?

    Talk about jobs, and everyone is, including Don Carrington this morning with a CJ report on public sector v private sector jobs in North Carolina. No matter how you count ‘em or which ones you’re counting, North Carolina continues to fall behind. According to a WSJ report, however…
    Becki Gray, June 13, 2011