Archives: Becki Gray

  • JLF experts discuss developments in UNC, Vidant dispute

    John Locke Foundation Senior Vice President Becki Gray and Chairman John Hood assess the latest news in the dispute between the University of North Carolina and Vidant Medical Center. Gray and Hood offered these comments during the June 14, 2019, edition of “NC SPIN.”…

  • New craft beer law could be first of many needed alcohol reforms

    Lawmakers have offered several proposals to repair the broken, outdated way the state governs alcohol through the N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control system. About a dozen bills, in fact, are moving through the General Assembly, and one, House Bill 363, the Craft Beer Distribution and Modernization Act, is now law.

  • Alcohol reform may be coming to N.C., and it’s about time 

    The N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control system — created in 1937 in the wake of the repeal of Prohibition — for the past 80-plus years has remained mostly static.  But this may soon change, as lawmakers have offered several proposals to repair the broken, outdated system. …

  • General Assembly prepares for long, hot summer as budget battle looms

    It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the folks on Jones Street. After a week of subcommittee meetings, full appropriation consideration, input from the finance side, two rare Friday sessions, and two full days of debate, on Friday, May 3, the House passed its $23.9 billion General…

  • JLF experts discuss education reforms, May 1 union march

    John Locke Foundation Senior Vice President Becki Gray and Chairman John Hood answer questions about N.C. education reforms and the planned May 1 union march in Raleigh. These exchanges took place during the April 19, 2019, edition of “NC SPIN.”…

  • JLF experts analyze N.C. Medicaid expansion proposals

    John Locke Foundation Senior Vice President Becki Gray and Chairman John Hood answer questions about Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. These exchanges took place during the April 12, 2019, edition of “NC SPIN.”…

  • JLF’s Becki Gray responds to indictment of the N.C. GOP chairman

    Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, discusses the political implications of the federal indictment of N.C. Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes. Gray offered these comments during the April 5, 2019, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.”…