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Becki Gray

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Becki Gray is the Vice President for Outreach at the John Locke Foundation. She provides information, consultation, and publications to elected officials, government staff and other decision makers involved in the state public-policy process.

Gray taps her experience in the legal field, at the North Carolina General Assembly and as a lobbyist in the private sector as well as the full resources and staff of JLF to fulfill requests for information and analysis from policymakers.

She offers commentary on television and radio shows across North Carolina and is a regular panelist on NCSpin. Gray writes a monthly column for Carolina Journal and her op-eds have been published in newspapers across the state. She frequently speaks to civic and political groups about public policy and legislative issues.

She earned an Art degree at Queens College in Charlotte, a Paralegal Certificate from Meredith College and has completed graduate work at UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Greensboro.

Gray is a member of the first class of the John Locke Foundation's E.A. Morris Fellows, a statewide leadership program. She serves on the North Carolina Museum of Art's Board of Trustees.


Articles by Becki Gray

(8.25.15) Filling in N.C. Budget Details
Now that the N.C. House, Senate, and governor have agreed on a state budget spending number, it’s time for them to finalize details.


(8.07.15) Making Transparency a Top Priority
One provision in the state budget debate could prove to be transformational.


(8.06.15) Transparency Should Be A State Priority
The complexity and expense of modern government makes placing all government spending information online and on an easy-to-access website a necessity.


(7.09.15) To Bond Or Not To Bond
Lawmakers should give careful consideration to Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed bond packages for transportation and infrastructure.


(6.11.15) Freezing, Studying Renewable Mandate Makes Sense
Before North Carolina forces utilities to boost the percentage of higher-cost renewable energy they provide, lawmakers should assess the real impact of current rules.


(6.04.15) Medicaid, Competition, and Accountability
The key is not so much who offers services, but whether Medicaid is patient-centered, provides comprehensive care, gives meaningful choices, caps costs, and allows plenty of competition to ensure quality and drive down costs.


(6.02.15) Medicaid, Competition, and Accountability
The key is not so much who offers services, but whether Medicaid is patient-centered, provides comprehensive care, gives meaningful choices, caps costs, and allows plenty of competition to ensure quality and drive down costs.


(5.14.15) Too Many Laws On The Books
Overcriminalization in North Carolina makes business owners, often unwittingly, into criminals every day.


(5.08.15) Too Many Crimes On The Books
N.C. lawmakers create nearly three dozen new crimes a year, some of which can trip up well-meaning small business owners and entrepreneurs.


(4.09.15) Energy Costs Matter
Lawmakers are taking steps to reduce the burden for consumers, taxpayers, businesses, and governments.


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