State AG asked to investigate Palin speaking fee
April 8, 2010
California Attorney General Jerry Brown is being asked to investigate the circumstances surrounding an upcoming speech by Sarah Palin at CSU Stanislaus. [California Watch]
Palin, the former GOP vice-presidential candidate, is scheduled to speak in Turlock on June 25, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the university. The event is being funded through the school’s private foundation.
However state Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco] claimed Wednesday that he has a “smoking gun” that Stanislaus officials are deliberately hiding public documents that reveal how much they agreed to pay the former Alaska governor.
Palin is rumored to be getting in excess of $100,000 for her appearance.
Yee is calling on the attorney general to investigate, saying that it is illegal for state agencies to enter into confidentiality agreements about the spending of public funds.
A spokesperson for Jerry Brown confirmed that an investigation is underway.