Palin lived in Juneau during the legislative session and lived in Wasilla and worked out of offices in Anchorage the rest of the year.
Since the office in Anchorage is 565 miles from Juneau, while she worked there, state officials said she was permitted to claim a per diem travel allowance, which she took (a total of ,951), and to reimbursement for hotels, which she did not, choosing instead to drive about 50 miles to her home in Wasilla.
; née Heath; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, commentator, and author who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009.
"Chuck" Heath, a science teacher and track-and-field coach.and in 2007 traveled for the first time outside of North America on a trip to Kuwait.There she visited the Khabari Alawazem Crossing at the Kuwait–Iraq border and met with members of the Alaska National Guard at several bases.Her book Going Rogue has sold more than two million copies.She was elected to the Wasilla city council in 1992 and became mayor of Wasilla in 1996.She signed the resulting legislation in July 2007, calling it a "first step" and declaring that she remained determined to clean up Alaska politics. Shortly before his July 2008 indictment, she held a joint news conference with Stevens, described by The Washington Post as intended to "make clear she had not abandoned him politically." She promoted the development of oil and natural-gas resources in Alaska, including drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).