CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau has assured state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill that her rights will be protected if a legislative investigation is launched into her administration of the state Education Department.

Lubnau has asked the Legislature's Management Council to empanel a House committee to investigate information in a recent inquiry that Hill may have misused federal funds while she ran the agency. Hill was stripped of her authority over the agency by a new state law enacted this past winter.

Lubnau has proposed that the House Rules Committee should conduct the investigation.

Hill has noted that all members of the committee voted for the new law.

In a reply Monday, Lubnau says he's confident in the integrity and discernment of the committee members.
The Management Council meets Friday.