CSU violated law in not disclosing Sarah Palin’s pay
August 27, 2010
A California judge ruled that California State University at Stanislaus’ refusal to disclose the amount it paid Sarah Palin for a speech violated the California’s Public Record Act. [CourthouseNews]
CSU Stanislaus paid Palin $75,000, plus first class air fare and all expenses for a 30 minute speech she gave at a June fundraiser.
Even after Californians Aware, a non profit watchdog group, and a state senator asked the school to provide the contract, the school continued to deny their requests going as far as to say a contract did not exist, according to Stanislaus Superior Court Judge Roger Beauchesne ruling.
The contract says that the university is to pay Palin’s fee of $75,000 for a 30 minute speech with no time for questions, both Palin and her secretary’s first class air fare, hotel accommodations and meals. The contract also limits media coverage and requires that the university gets preapproval from the WSB before sending out any press releases.