A legislative investigative committee began taking testimony from state education employees in Cheyenne on Monday, the latest step in an ongoing inquiry of alleged wrongdoing and financial misconduct by state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill.
The Select Investigative Committee finished questioning one of its 16 scheduled witnesses by lunchtime. State Speaker of the House and the committee’s chairman, Rep. Tom Lubnau, R-Gillette, said his intent was to stay into the night to finish the committee’s agenda if necessary this week. The hearings are scheduled through Wednesday.
The first witness to testify this morning was Gail Eisenhauer, a Wyoming Department of Education employee who joined Hill’s transition team shortly after the schools chief was elected in November 2010.