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Perdue, McCrory discuss clean government

Posted September 16, 2008 4:01 a.m. EDT
Updated September 16, 2008 12:59 p.m. EDT

— A group supporting clean government heard from the two major candidates for governor Tuesday.

Democrat Beverly Perdue and Republican Pat McCrory spoke separately at a luncheon sponsored by the North Carolina Coalition for Lobbying & Government Reform.

The candidates answered questions on improving ethics and lobbying laws.

Topics included better disclosure of campaign fundraising, improving access to state contracts and increasing the openness of government meetings.

Ethics and lobbying rules have received attention in recent years following accusations that led to some high-profile corruption pleas and convictions.

Ex-House Speaker Jim Black is now in federal prison after acknowledging taking thousands of dollars in cash from chiropractors.