Committee Approves Money For Hill Investigation

The investigation into state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill is getting a $100,000 shot in the arm.  The Legislature’s Management Council approved the money to hire a lawyer to help in the investigation.

A special House committee is investigating Hill’s administration of the Wyoming Department of Education.  A new state law passed earlier this year removed Hill as head of the agency.  Some Management Council members voiced concerns about the money and the time the investigation might end up taking.  House Speaker Tom Lubnau says he doesn’t have a timeline for how long the investigation will take.  He says he hopes it will be done by the end of the year and with out additional money.

Former Wyoming Attorney General Bruce Salzburg will serve as lead special counsel.  Hill has denied any wrong doing, and says the investigation is a witch hunt