April 11, 2018
Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt issued the following statement after the Interim Finance Committee’s unanimous, bipartisan approval of non-taxpayer settlement funds to help expand the Reno Veterans Guest House. The Reno Veterans Guest House has provided temporary lodging to low-income Nevada veterans and their families receiving medical treatment for more than 20 years. The facility houses 17 beds, and is currently under construction to expand to 33 beds in order to service more veterans in need. The Office of the Nevada Attorney General has pledged $58,422 in non-taxpayer settlement monies to assist in funding this project.
“Serving my fellow veterans is an honor and a privilege,” said AG Adam Laxalt. “I commend Reno Veterans Guest House not only for their desire to expand their facility to assist more Nevada veterans in need, but for their continued support of those who have selflessly served our State and country.”
Settlement funds being provided to the Reno Veterans Guest House result from a multistate settlement reached in July 2016 with the biopharmaceutical company Cephalon and its affiliated companies for their Provigil drug.
“These funds help fulfill the commitment of the Nevada Military Support Alliance to raise $1M to support the Veterans Guest House expansion, which serves veterans and their families getting medical treatment in northern Nevada every day,” added Nevada Military Support Alliance Chairman Scott Bensing.
“It is so wonderful to see the support that is being provided to our veterans,” said Veterans Guest House CEO Noreen Leary. “The Nevada Military Support Alliance commitment was paramount to our moving forward with this project. It means that veterans will have one less thing to worry about when they are away from home undergoing medical care.”
Along with this non-taxpayer settlement funding, AG Laxalt’s Office of Military Legal Assistance @EASE Program continues to make an impact on the lives of our military heroes by providing Nevada’s military service members and veterans with pro bono civil legal services. With more than 150 Nevada attorneys assisting in this effort, the program is proud to have served over 2,300 veterans since its launch in November 2015. For more information about the Office of Military Legal Assistance @EASE Program or if you are an attorney who would like to volunteer, please call 775-684-1100 or visit nvagomla.nv.gov . The schedule of upcoming veterans workshops can be viewed here.