by Lori Tipton
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The cost of complaints just keeps adding up.
New numbers released from the governor's office show the state has spent nearly $2 million investigating ethics complaints against Gov. Sarah Palin and her staff.
These numbers were released to back up Palin's claim that these frivolous ethics complaints have cost taxpayers too much, and one state lawmaker hopes to help change that.
Before Palin announced she would be calling it quits, she noted that she and her staff have spent more time lately battling ethics complaints than doing state business.
"I have been accused of all sorts of frivolous ethics violations such as holding a fish in a photograph or wearing a jacket with a logo on it, and answering reporters' questions," Palin said.