More Coming on Superintendent Investigation

State Superintendent Cindy Hill
State Superintendent Cindy Hill

The Legislature's Select Investigative Committee heard three days of lengthy testimony this week in its investigation of state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill. However, there's no clear end in sight.

The committee is investigating a number of issues and allegations that arose from Hill's administration of the state education department when it was under her direct control in 2011 and 2012.

Her duties of managing the office were taken away from her a year ago, by the state legislature. Hill has continually denied any wrongdoing and says the investigation is a waste of time and money.

Still, she has, now, submitted a list of 38 witnesses she wants the committee to call. This week, 16 were heard from, most, however, lined up on the side of the legislature, with only two supporting Hill, one of which was she, herself. That information came directly from State Representative Mike Madden, who is a Republican from Buffalo that sits on the committee.

House Speaker Tom Lubnau, who chairs the committee, says he will review Hill's list of witnesses and work with the committee on how to proceed. The committee is expected to issue a final report that can recommend whether the full House should consider impeachment of the state superintendent.

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