Palin's Office Details Complaint Costs

Sarah Palin's office has released a nearly $2 million cost breakdown detailing what the resigning Alaska governor says the state has paid tackling ethics complaints against her.

The spreadsheet compiled by the governor's office totals more than $1.9 million reportedly spent by various state agencies to handle the complaints as well as public records requests.

Palin, who steps down July 26, has racked up more than $500,000 in personal legal debts on top of that.

According to the cost breakdown, expenditures by the state Department of Law added up to more than $850,000.

The governor's office says its expenditures totaled more than $425,000 in nearly 6,000 hours of staff hours.

Palin's staff released the numbers to back up her contention the onslaught of "frivolous" ethics complaints have cost the state millions of dollars and thousands staff hours.

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