Committee agrees to let the House investigate Hill allegations

Jul 12, 2013

The legislature’s Management Council approved a request by the Speaker of the House to investigate allegations of wrongdoing by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill.  A recent report suggested that Hill’s office may have misused federal funds, improperly used the state plane, and may have mistreated staff.

Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau says the investigation is not a witch hunt, but they need answers.

“Get to a final answer, to answer these questions once and for all so that we don’t have these he-says-she-says bickering back and forth,” Lubnau said.

For her part, Hill testified before the committee, saying she did nothing wrong.

“I’ve not violated a law, rule or regulation related to my office and I’ve fulfilled my duties as a Superintendent of Public Instruction,” Hill said.

Lubnau will pick a committee and sub-committee of House members to thoroughly study the allegations to see if any action against Hill is warranted.