Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt will kick off a southern tour of the state on Monday, Sept. 19 in Mesquite. The public is invited to meet with Laxalt in the City Council Chambers beginning at 10:30 a.m.
In a telephone interview with the Mesquite Local News Laxalt said that “during my campaign for office, we realized that a lot of people don’t know what the AG’s office does. We do a lot of great things and with this new administration, we’ve done a lot of things for the first time. We’ve already gotten feedback [from the northern tour] on things we can do better or new things we can do.”
The tour is modeled after those that his grandfather did while serving as Nevada Governor in the late 1960s. “He felt it was important to try to get Carson City out and around the state. We’re excited to bring all that this office does to the communities across Nevada,” Laxalt said.
He is most proud of the programs he’s developed in his office for military veterans “because it’s never been done before from an attorney general’s office. We’ve served over 300 clients in this program since November. That’s a great feat for this office.”
While he will speak mainly about eight topics including open government, trends in consumer fraud, domestic violence, guardianships and elder abuse, taxation and local government finance, and military legal services, “there is far more that we do with 400 employees and a hundred million dollar budget.”
“I strongly believe that the closer the government is to the people, the more effectively we can meet their needs. That is why this AG for a day tour is dedicated to bringing the Office of the Attorney General directly to the people of Nevada,” he said in his promotional flyer about the event.