Sarah Palin's Wasilla Hockey Rink Screw-up

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Date Originated: September of 2008
Categories: Regulation, Sarah Palin, Alaska & Sports
The biggest project that Sarah Palin undertook as mayor of Wasilla was building an indoor sports complex, where locals played hockey, soccer, and basketball. The only catch was that the city began building roads and installing utilities for the project before it had unchallenged title to the land. The misstep led to years of litigation and at least $1.3 million in extra costs for a small municipality with a small budget. What was to be Ms. Palin's legacy has turned into a financial mess that continues to plague Wasilla.
Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122065537792905483.html
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