CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Republican Party leaders have narrowly defeated a resolution that would have demanded due process for Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill during a legislative investigation of her.
Party secretary Bonnie Foster says the GOP Central Committee tabled the resolution on a 33-32 vote on Saturday in Casper.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports the meeting was closed to the press.
The Wyoming Republican Party leadership has been split over the Hill controversy.
In January, the Republican-dominated Legislature stripped powers from Hill, also a Republican, including her role as head of the Wyoming Department of Education. But many GOP Central Committee members stand behind her.
The investigation will look into whether Hill misused federal funds when she ran the agency as well as other issues raised in a recent inquiry report.