As a state House investigative committee continues discussions regarding the alleged misconduct by Superintendent Cindy Hill, the Legislature's management council has unanimously approved spending $100,000 to hire an attorney to lead the investigation.
As per information provided this morning by The Associated Press, we've learned that former state Attorney General Bruce Salzburg will serve as the lead special counsel. Hill was removed as head of the agency by a new state law passed earlier this year, even though she is an elected official.
Hill continues to deny any wrongdoing, calling the allegations and subsequent investigation a witch hunt.
Some members of the management council have voiced concerns about the time and money the investigation might end up consuming. House Speaker Tom Lubnau says he hopes the investigation will be done by the end of the year and without spending additional money, but there is no time-line set.