Legislative Leaders Authorize Hill Investigation

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Legislative Leaders Authorize Hill Investigation

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming House will begin an unprecedented investigation of schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's administration of the state Education Department. The Legislature's Management Council unanimously voted Friday to allow House Speaker Tom Lubnau to empanel a special investigative committee.

The panel could recommend impeachment proceedings against Hill. Some former employees have reported possible misuse of federal money during her administration. Lubnau, a Gillette Republican, says he doesn't have a timetable for forming the committee.

Hill says she will cooperate. But she questioned the use of time and money for what she has termed a political witch hunt. The Legislature passed a bill this winter that stripped Hill's authority over the education department. Hill is challenging the law's constitutionality.

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