Becki Gray

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Outreach

Posts by Becki Gray (page 47)

  • 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
  • Perdue’s Plan to Raise Taxes Protects What??

    The following letter was apparently sent to all Orange County School Employees this afternoon from a “public information officer.”  Sounds more like a press release from the governor’s re-election office or the North Carolina Democratic Party than “public information” to me.  Wondering why taxpayer money is being used to pay…
    Becki Gray, June 2, 2011
  • Special Election Dates – Let’s be fair

    House Bill 366, Special Election Dates will be heard on the House floor tonight.  The first of two votes are expected.  This bill would require that special elections, like one for a local sales tax hike could only be held on the same day of a General Election…
    Becki Gray, May 16, 2011
  • Drug tests for unemployment benefits – accountability or invasion of privacy?

    Senator Orin Hatch (R-Utah) has introduced federal legislation that would require recipients of unemployment benefits to undergo periodic drug tests. Rep. Harry Warren (R- Rowan) has introduced a similar bill HB 735 here in North Carolina. Proponents of this idea want to ensure that recipients of unemployment benefits…
    Becki Gray, May 9, 2011