Gov.-elect Beverly Perdue says she's going to get even tougher on ethics rules than she's already pledged to do.
Perdue told News 14 Carolina in an interview Wednesday she will hire an ethics officer in her new administration. That person will be a lawyer who will work to ensure employees follow ethics laws
and other rules she intends to set out.
Perdue also wants help deciding how to improve state government after she takes office Jan. 10. There's a suggestion box on her Web site to give her e-mailed ideas or other feedback. The Web site is www.bevperdue.com
The Democratic lieutenant governor defeated Republican Charlotte
Mayor Pat McCrory in last week's election.