Palin era in Alaska to officially end Monday

The Alaska state legislature will take up the last remnant of Sarah Palin's gubernatorial term on Monday; a measure overriding her veto of federal stimulus dollars directed toward the state.

Alaska Rep. Mike Hawker (R) told the Anchorage Daily News that he believes enough lawmakers will vote to strip the veto blocking stimulus money intended for energy cost relief. Seventy-five percent of legislators need to vote for the override to secure its passage.

Members of the legislature will vote in a special session Monday.

When she originally vetoed the funds, Palin argued that accepting the money would allow the federal government to compel Alaskan localities to adopt building codes.