Apr 8, 2010

AG to investigate Palin's speaker fees

Attorney General Jerry Brown has agreed to investigate whether Cal State University, Stanislaus must turn over records that reveal how much former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is being paid to speak at the Turlock campus.

The university claims the fee does not have to be disclosed because the money is coming out of a foundation funds rather than from the school. Open-government advocates argue that the public university cannot use a foundation to hide what should be public records, since the school is funded through taxpayer money. Also, University President Hamid Shirvani serves as president of the foundation.

The full story is at California Watch.

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