Wyoming GOP Leaders Endorse Superintendent Law Repeal
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Republican Party Central Committee has approved a resolution endorsing the drive to repeal a state law changing the powers and duties of the state superintendent of public instruction.
The Central Committee approved the resolution on a 40-32 vote over the weekend in Buffalo.
The action is a slap at the Republican controlled state Legislature and Republican Gov. Matt Mead who approved the law during this past legislative session.
The law removed Republican Superintendent Cindy Hill as head of the state Education Department and replaced her with a director appointed by the governor.
Hill says she wasn't aware that the resolution would be offered but she's not surprised it passed.
Mead's office noted in a statement that the issue illustrates the diversity of the state party Central Committee.