Becki Gray

Senior Vice President

Posts by Becki Gray (page 9)

  • 3 ideas worth consideration

    I’ll be offering some short comments Tuesday (April 5) to the NCGA Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee. Meeting starts at 9:30 in Room 544, if you’d like to listen in. Spoiler.  Here’s what I’m going to say: Thank you for opportunity to speak today and thank…
    Becki Gray, April 4, 2016
  • Finding solutions in the bathroom

    One solution to the Charlotte ordinance would be to provide a single-occupancy bathroom option for anyone who feels uncomfortable using a multi-stall bathroom. This would be open to anyone who wants additional privacy– senior citizens, mothers with young children and yes, transgender people. These single-occupancy bathrooms would be available in…
    Becki Gray, March 25, 2016
  • My five takeaways from the primary – and a bonus point

    In spite of all the talk of dissatisfaction with incumbents, all but two sitting members of the NC General Assembly won their primaries. NC has been a leader in turning our economy around, getting people back to work, reducing the burden of taxes and regulation, but yet we dropped the…
    Becki Gray, March 16, 2016
  • Overall, a sweet deal for NC taxpayers.

    There is much to-do over the sales tax expansion going into effect today. Some are even screaming from the rooftops about a “tax increase” So what’s the overall impact, the big picture? Is there a tax increase on North Carolina taxpayers, as some are claiming? In a word: no. Here’s…
    Becki Gray, March 1, 2016
  • A Friday recipe for your Valentine.

    During my weekly WTSB Friday interview, the talk turned from occupational licensing, tax cuts, and the shortage of NC Constitutions to something more fun – Valentine’s Day.  Looking for something quick, delicious and easy to impress your sweetie?  Here’s something that guarantees hugs from your honey: Hug your…
    Becki Gray, February 12, 2016
  • Tax breaks or tax cuts? $187.4 million on the line

    At the NCGA Revenue Laws Committee meeting this week, during the discussion on increasing the standard deduction, Rep Mike Hager asked what if there was additional $187.4 Million revenue that could be redirected to further increasing the standard deduction?  Fiscal Research staff did not have the numbers then but has…
    Becki Gray, February 11, 2016
  • Direct primary care is a good idea. For lots of reasons.

    Direct primary care is a good idea, an alternative to red tape/bureaucracy nightmare of some health insurance. Katherine has explained that it supports a doctor/patient bond,  Dan has reported that it could lower costs for Medicaid and state workers, As with so many issues, removing federal government…
    Becki Gray, February 8, 2016
  • Zero tax brackets, reforms that work. For all NC families.

    Heard all that talk about tax cuts only for the rich?  80% of North Carolinians saw an increase in their taxes?  Whaaaat? It’s been thoroughly debunked. The tax reforms that began in 2011 with a roll-back of a sales tax increase (A $1B tax cut for anyone who buys…
    Becki Gray, February 4, 2016