Wyoming GOP Struggling With Superintendent Law
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Republican Party leaders considered demanding three state legislators remove themselves from the party over a new law changing the duties of the state schools superintendent.
The GOP Central Committee did not take the step in regards to House Speaker Tom Lubnau, Sen. Hank Coe and Rep. Matt Teeters, but it underscores the intraparty division the superintendent law has caused within the state's dominant political party.
The law passed this past winter by the GOP-dominated Legislature and signed by Republican Gov. Matt Mead severely curtailed the administrative duties of Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill.
Hill has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the law. In addition, a petition is circulating around the state to refer the law to a statewide ballot in 2014.