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Add tobacco windfall to mental health programs, Sandoval says

Gov. Brian Sandoval said Wednesday he wants to put the Health and Human Services Department’s share of the tobacco settlement windfall into programs for the severely mentally ill. A settlement reached through the Attorney General’s Office gave the state a one-time windfall of about $21 million this year. Sandoval’s plan would use Health’s $12.5 million share of that total to expand beds at both the Lake’s Crossing Center in the north and Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas, as well as help several other programs. The other $8 million from the added tobacco funding goes into the Millennium Scholarship program. …

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