Hill Controversy Divides Wyo. GOP Leadership
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Throughout the controversy over public schools Superintendent Cindy Hill, schools have still educated children, lawmakers have conducted their usual business, Hill has continued to perform superintendent duties.
The entity most affected so far seems to be the state Republican Party, which has seen its leadership split over the superintendent issue.
Hill, the Legislature that is investigating her, and the governor who signed into law a bill that removed her as head of the Education Department are all Republican. A large number of GOP Central Committee members have sided with Hill in her fight to regain duties stripped from her by the law.
UW political science professor Jim King says disagreements within a dominate party aren’t unusual and he expects the Wyoming GOP will survive this one.