sarah-palin-shipma_1209904c1.thumbnail.jpgGov GILF will reimburse Alaska $6,800 for her children’s travel including flying her daughter Piper to the start of the Iron Dog snow mobile machine race in 2008 and for meals and airfare when Bristol accompanied her to a New York for a women’s leadership conference in 2007.

The agreement between Palin and the state, announced today, settles an ethics complaint filed in October.

Palin began to include notification that the kids were invited guests, but Tim Petumenos, who was hired by the state Personnel Board to investigate the complaints found

for nine trips, the personal benefit outweighed the public benefit…an invite isn’t the key issue.

Yesterday it was announced Palin will stop using a state Chevy Surburban and also would have to pay taxes on expense money she received while living in her Wasilla home. Her spokeshole Bill McAllister told the Anchorage Daily News that

Palin’s decision on the vehicle related to a recent determination that she owed income taxes on the value of any personal use of it

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.