Due date is approaching for Palin to repay state for children's travel

June 6, 2009 

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has until June 23 to reimburse the state for an estimated $10,000 in costs associated with trips taken by her children, under a deadline imposed in a settlement agreement resolving an ethics complaint against her. Palin was given 120 days to repay the state after the late February agreement filed by a special investigator hired by the Alaska Personnel Board to investigate the complaint, which alleged the governor abused her power by charging the state when her children traveled with her.

The investigator, attorney Timothy Petumenos, has said Palin will repay the state for 10 trips.

State administrative director Linda Perez is responsible for tallying the exact figure, according to Palin spokeswoman Sharon Leighow.

"The Governor is in full compliance with the resolution of the travel matter," Leighow said Friday in an e-mail. "The Governor will provide the reimbursement on or before the due date in the amount determined by Linda Perez."

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