"I followed the law," Perdue said Tuesday. "I followed the regulations."
Hall said a "cloud" hangs over the Treasurer's Office because of the Mason County land deal.
"It's my understanding the investigation is still active," Hall said. "I go to the Northern Panhandle and they don't anything about it. I go to Mason County, and they know all about it."
Also Tuesday, Hall criticized Perdue for hiring "local government specialists," who work out of field offices throughout West Virginia and tout Treasurer's Office programs, such as the 529 college savings plan.
Perdue said his office employs "11 or 13" government specialists. Hall said Perdue has 22 such employees on staff.
"We have a lot of programs we have to market," Perdue said. "They're out there marketing every day, and I'll make no apologies for it."
Hall alleged that local government specialists recently attended a Treasurer's Office training seminar at a Kanawha City hotel, then afterward contributed money at a Perdue campaign event at Appalachian Power Park.
The local government specialists drove state-owned vehicles to Charleston. (Hall passed out photos of the state vehicles after Tuesday's meeting with Gazette editors.) The state also picked up their lodging expenses, Hall said.
Hall said 19 Treasurer's Office employees donated money at the campaign event.
"It just doesn't look good," Hall said.
Perdue said Hall inflated the number of employees who showed up at the Aug. 27 fundraiser in Charleston.
"Hardly any of my employees attended," Perdue said.
Perdue, who was elected state treasurer in 1996, said the office has undergone significant improvements under his watch.
Perdue established the SMART529 college savings program, which now has more than a billion dollars in investments and 100,000 participants.
Perdue said the Treasurer's Office has received national recognition for returning more than $100 million in unclaimed property. His office also has reduced the number of printed checks the state issues from five million a year to a million annually, he said.
In addition, Perdue said his office has helped the state receive a AA1 bond rating, the highest rating ever.
"If you look at where we were before and now, it's second to none," Perdue said.
Hall acknowledged that Perdue's office is doing "positive things."
Reach Eric Eyre at erice...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4869.