Group claims to know Palin CSU speaking fees

Sarah Palin speaks at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Friday, April 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

May 25, 2010 12:51:20 PM PDT
An anti-Sara Palin website now claims it has uncovered the amount a Cal State Stanislaus group is paying to have Palin speak at a fundraiser next month.

The Palingates blog claims the public university's alumni association will pay the former Alaska governor $75,000 in speaker fees and $18,000 in expenses.

The amount is reportedly more than double what Palin charged to speak at a local Republican Party event in Oregon.

State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, says if that is true, Palin is gouging California students.

CSU Stanislaus insists the money is not coming out of the university's budget -- the alumni association is funded by private donations.

State Attorney General Jerry Brown has launched an investigation.