As we've reported, Wyoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau sent a letter to State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Cindy Hill, explaining why he requested an investigative committee look into her conduct while in office. On Tuesday, Hill replied to that letter.
She opens it by saying she received the letter but that she is not comforted by it. In his letter, Lubnau said the legislation that took away most of Hill's power within the state education department was not about attacking her – it was a simple re-organization of a department that had been in the works for decades.
But Hill said she continues to believe the scope of the legislation was personally directed at her. She asks if the true purpose of Senate File 104 was to solve organizational problems, why was she not consulted beforehand?
As she's said before, she said the facts confirm she has not committed any crime, violated any rule or regulation nor disregarded any duty imposed on her office. The MacPherson report points to concerns from Hill's alleged mismanagement of federal funds and use of the state airplane to attend political events.
She closed the letter by saying she rejects Lubnau's effort to distinguish his destruction of her office from the continuing effort to destroy her personally. According to her letter, Hill will be attending the management council's next meeting on Friday.