A special Wyoming House committee is beginning a three-day hearing in Cheyenne today into whether state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill committed any impeachable offenses.
The Legislature's Select Investigative Committee is made up of members of the state House of Representatives. The committee can recommend whether Hill should face impeachment by the full House. The panel was formed to look into claims that Hill misspent federal and state money and mismanaged the state education department.
Hill is a Republican who was elected to a four-year term in 2010. She has denied any wrongdoing and says she's a victim of a witch hunt. The GOP-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Matt Mead enacted a new law last year that removed the superintendent as head of the education department, which stripped her of much of her power. Hill is challenging the law's constitutionality.