Gov. Mead comments on Education Dept. inquiry

2013-06-26T12:43:00Z 2013-07-17T07:30:06Z Gov. Mead comments on Education Dept. inquiryThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 26, 2013 12:43 pm  • 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead says the inquiry into state Education Department operations succeeded in its goal of providing transparency and information.

A governor-appointed inquiry team reported information last week about possible misuse of federal money for unauthorized programs and trips in the state plane under Superintendent Cindy Hill's administration.

As a result, Wyoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau is asking for a special committee to investigate Hill's administration of the Education Department.

Hill has denied any wrongdoing and says she's a victim of a witch hunt by the Legislature.

Mead said he hasn't pushed the Legislature for an investigation on the matter, but he said it's important to let everyone, including the federal government, know what has been going on.

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