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Both parties recognize the Democrats' scam
Topic - Bob Stephens
Gov. Pat McCrory's top lawyer says his administration was forced to hire an outside attorney to deal with a federal investigation into its regulation of Duke Energy's coal ash dumps because the state's attorney general is politicizing the issue.
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper and Gov. Pat McCrory's office are at odds over when state governments should charge news media outlets and citizens special fees for requesting public records.
Stephens said the University of North Carolina system and some cities also have special-charge policies for extensive requests.
Stephens said the McCrory administration "is committed to transparency, open government and broad access to public records" and that agencies and the Governor's Office "routinely fill public record requests in a timely manner at little or no cost."