The power struggle between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican legislature over political appointments has so far cost state taxpayers more than $1.5 million in legal fees from private lawyers. Andy Taylor, political science professor at NC State, said both sides are hiring armies of lawyers to fight their legal battles, a move that’s “totally unprecedented” in the state’s history. “This is the kind of stuff that historically has occurred in Washington,” Taylor said.
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