Fallout continues in Wyoming over "Hill bill"

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April 29, 2013

Wyoming

By Eric Veram

CHEYENNE, Wyoming: Though they eventually decided not to, GOP Central Committee member considered asking three Republican legislators to remove their names from the party's roster. The lawmakers under consideration were: Senator Hank Coe (R), House Speaker Tom Lubnau (R), and Representative Matt Teeters (R). Committee member Karl Allred introduced the proposal calling for their departure form the party because he felt that they violated the will of the Wyoming public when they voted for Senate File 104, the infamous "Hill bill" that stripped a number of duties from the elected state superintendent of public instruction and assigned them to a newly created, appointed position. Allred said, "The biggest problem that the Republican Party has, whether it be nationally or in the state here, is the people feel like the party has lost their credibility. Whether you’re talking about John Boehner (R) nationally or our local legislators in Wyoming, they seem to ignore what we as a party say we stand for."[1] There is currently a referendum in the works looking to overturn the bill.

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