"hill bill" is unconstitutional

Submitted By: News Desk, info@k2tv.com

The Wyoming supreme court says the "hill bill" is unconstitutional. A divided court voted 3-to-2 to strike down the law that stripped most of the powers from the state superintendent of public instruction. The ruling is a giant victory for embattled superintendent Cindy Hill. The bill was passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Matt Mead last year. It took away hill's power to run the state education department and replaced her with an administrator appointed by the governor. Hill and many in the legislature had a long running feud over goals and accomplishments of the state's education system. For Hill, today's ruling is vindication.