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Lawmaker will try for repeal of the 'Hill bill'

Jan 23, 2014 - The Associated Press

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 said 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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