[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/08/art.spalin0608.gi.jpg caption="An ethics investigation tied to a complaint over the expenses found no Palin wrongdoing. "](CNN) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has re-paid her home state more than $8,100 for expenses involving travel by her children.
Thomas Van Flein, Palin's attorney, said Tuesday night that the Republican governor made the payment last week, reimbursing the state in advance of a Tuesday deadline. The funds covered expenses incurred on nine trips that included one or more of her children.
Media reports that Palin had charged the state thousands of dollars on commercial travel for her daughters that was not necessary for official state business was followed by an October ethics complaint over that allegation.
Palin - the GOP vice presidential candidate at the time - blasted the report as politically-motivated harassment.
The Alaska Personnel Board said Palin had not engaged in any abuse of power on the issue. She still agreed to pay the state back for some expenses that remained under question.
The Alaska Department of Law is drafting rules, expected by the end of the year, that will define travel reimbursement guidelines for the governor's family.