Wyo. Education Employee Videotaped Floor Debate
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A recent inquiry into how the Wyoming Department of Education operated under state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill includes information that an agency videographer was used for political purposes.
Tom Lacock was hired by Hill in 2011 as a videographer to tape various education related events and practices.
However, he told an inquiry team appointed by Gov. Matt Mead that when the Legislature was debating a law to remove the superintendent as head of the Education Department, he was assigned to tape floor debate so Hill and her top aides would know who to lobby against the bill.
Hill responds that the taping was merely done to document the debate for historical purposes.
The videotaping is among the questionable uses of resources and money under Hill raised in the inquiry.