- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Rock Springs lawmaker says he will sponsor a bill to reverse the changes made to the state superintendent of public instruction office.

The GOP-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Matt Mead enacted a law last year that stripped the superintendent of control over the state Department of Education. The change came in the middle of Superintendent Cindy Hill’s four-year term.

The agency is now run by a director appointed by the governor. Hill remains in office but with far fewer duties.

Republican Rep. Stephen Watt tells the Casper Star-Tribune (https://bit.ly/1hn9LzO ) that voters across the state have asked him to try to repeal the new law.

The Legislature convenes on Feb. 10.

Since this is a budget session, proposed bills must pass a two-thirds vote before they can be fully considered.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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