Petition organizers supporting Wyo. superintendent want another chance
The organizer of a failed petition drive to restore the authority of the Wyoming superintendent of public instruction is suing the secretary of state, seeking a chance to add signatures.
The Casper Star-Tribune reported Friday the lawsuit says delays by the secretary of state's office in providing petition forms cost the organizers valuable time.
Jennifer Young, who led the petition drive, says that violated organizers' rights.
The state elections director declined to comment.
The petition sought to put a measure on the ballot asking voters to overturn a law that reduced the powers of the office.
Nearly 22,000 people signed, but more than 37,000 signatures were needed.
Lawmakers weakened the position amid complaints that the current superintendent, Cindy Hill, wasn't doing enough to bolster education accountability. Hill disputes that.
Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com
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