Becki Gray

Senior Vice President

Posts by Becki Gray (page 5)

  • Tort litigation abuse, nuisance remedies and protecting property rights: finding a balance. Let’s get it right.

    Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed House Bill 467, Agriculture and Forestry Nuisance Remedies, on Friday. In his veto message, he noted, “Special protection for one industry opens the door to weakening our nuisance laws in other areas which can allow real harm to homeowners, the environment, and everyday North Carolinians.” He…
    Becki Gray, May 10, 2017
  • Senate budget offers more tax relief, saves more, keeps N.C. spending growth in check

    The N.C. Senate’s $22.9 billion General Fund budget plan would allow taxpayers to keep more of their own money, while also showing greater restraint than the governor in dealing with state spending growth. The John Locke Foundation budget team offers that reaction to Senate budget highlights unveiled in a Tuesday…
    Becki Gray, May 9, 2017
  • Debt, taxes, and gaming the feds. What could go wrong in Rocky Mount?

    My colleague Kari Travis has the latest update on the Rocky Mount event boondoggle, oops, center in today’s Carolina Journal. Read her report, but here’s a quick recap: $50M project in a community with 3.3% population decline where property values likely dropping 15% and possible property tax increase of…
    Becki Gray, January 3, 2017
  • Special Session V and where do we go from here?

    Special Session V and where do we go from here? The real barrier to repealing HB2 this week was trust.  Efforts at some kind of compromise had been going on for months, starting in April and ongoing through the fall. But the 2016 elections got in the way. Personalities, partisan…
    Becki Gray, December 22, 2016
  • Who should protest? It’s probably not who you think.

    You saw them on the front page of the newspaper. You heard them on the 6 o’clock news. You read their rants on social media. They disrupted the work of the General Assembly. Members of the N.C. House and Senate complained they could barely hear each other debate the special…
    Becki Gray, December 20, 2016
  • Random post-election thoughts, questions and musings

    Wow. Just wow. I spent last night watching, commenting, wondering, and asking really? And a good part of today, making notes and generally thinking through what does all this mean.  Sharing some random thoughts on the day after the 2016 Election….. Lucky Mike Night – unexpected wins for “Mike” Mike…
    Becki Gray, November 9, 2016
  • Medicaid Expansion – still a bad idea

    Folks interested in facts, know the fiscal costs of Medicaid expansion, are well aware of the human costs of Medicaid expansion and understand that Medicaid reform must be the pre-cursor to any expansion.  The good folks at the Mercatus Institute explain why Medicaid expansion is a poor use…
    Becki Gray, September 29, 2016
  • How ya doing there NC? Quite well, thank you.

    North Carolina’s economy continues to recover and grow at a faster and stronger rate than others in our region and in the nation as whole. NC is a national model in reforms that work. Since 2013, 300,000 net new jobs, unemployment rate cut in half, incomes up. Today’s news from…
    Becki Gray, September 14, 2016