Wyoming Legislature Passes "Hill Bill"

 
by Jeff Schuman, jschuman@k2tv.com 
 
The bill to strip the state schools superintendent of most of her powers, and transfer them to an appointed director, is headed to Governor Mead. On Friday, the house voted 39-20 to give final approval to the bill. 
 
However, because of House amendments, the senate also had to vote again. Regardless, the so called "Hill Bill" was quickly passed by the Senate on a 21-9 vote on Friday afternoon. 
 
Despite the Legislature's approval, Governor Mead has not said whether he will sign the bill into law. Mead has instead called for officials and current superintendent Cindy Hill to end their bickering and move ahead with improving education. 
 
As of Friday afternoon, calls from K2 News seeking comment from Cindy Hill on the passage of the bill were not returned.
 
K2's Jeff Schuman reports from the Capitol.