"Hill Bill" Passes Second House Vote
by K2 News Desk, email@example.com
The bill to strip away most of the power from the state Superintendent of Public Instruction passed its second vote on Thursday in the Wyoming House of Representatives.
Senate File 104 is now just one more vote away from heading to Governor Mead's desk.
Many legislators have been at odds with current superintendent Cindy Hill, ever since she was elected to office two years ago. Critics say Hill has failed to implement education reforms mandated by lawmakers. Hill says that is not true.
The bill would remove the Superintendent as head of the education department, and would replace her with a newly created director that would be appointed by the governor.
Governor Mead has not said if he will sign the bill, but has called for officials to end the bickering, and move ahead with improving education.