Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, released the following statement on the death of former Sen. Roger Ballenger, D-Okmulgee.
“Senator Ballenger was liked and respected by members on both sides of the aisle—in fact he was appointed Vice Chair of the Senate General Government Committee in 2012, the only Democrat named to a committee leadership post. He also served as Assistant Minority Floor Leader.read more.
Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, released the following statement after Attorney General Mike Hunter announced Monday the state will receive a $2.4 million federal grant to help address Oklahoma’s rape kit backlog.
“This is an issue many of us at the Capitol and throughout the state have been working hard to address for the past several sessions. This grant means more Oklahoma women will have an opportunity to seek the justice they deserve. Just as importantly, by being able to identify and prosecute sexual predators, we can prevent future assaults.read more.