Panel doesn't see urgent need for special session

By: AP
By: AP

Cheyenne, WY (AP) - Members of the Legislature's Joint Education Interim Committee don't see an urgent need for a special session to deal with fallout from a court ruling on the powers and duties of the state superintendent of public instruction.

The panel voted Friday in Cheyenne against recommending that legislative leaders call a special session immediately.

Lawmakers say legislative leaders could still call a special session later this year if necessary.

Lawmakers have been considering a special session in the wake of legal struggle between the Legislature and the governor's office and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill over control of the Wyoming Education Department.

The Wyoming Supreme Court earlier this year struck down as unconstitutional a law that had taken away many of the superintendent's duties.

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