Text messaging records offer glimpses into how government works

Text messaging records offer glimpses into how government works

RALEIGH, NC (WRAL) - As Gov. Roy Cooper's newly installed appointees raced to get a grip on state government this January, the acting head of North Carolina's Division of Motor Vehicles told his boss that the agency was "a wreck."

Around the same time, a lawyer involved in litigation over who should have authority to hire and fire employees at the Department of Public Instruction gave the new attorney general a heads up that the school superintendent was going to intervene in the case. And North Carolina's long-time state auditor urgently sought a meeting with the new governor to explain a damning assessment of state and county social service agencies.

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