Bob Leeper

7:24 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Paducah Independent Running for Senate President

An independent from Paducah says he's running for the top position in the Republican-controlled state Senate. The Herald Leader reports state Senator Bob Leeper made the announcement Thursday.

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8:07 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Kentucky Transportation Bill Amended in Senate

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The Kentucky Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee approved a $4.5 billion transportation budget but not before inserting language that would restore nearly $50 million for road construction projects previously vetoed by Governor Steve Beshear. The spending measure now advances to the Senate floor for a planned vote today. Appropriations and Revenue Committee Chairman Bob Leeper cited a "fit of conscience" for his push to put the $50 million in road projects back into the transportation budget.

2012 General Assembly
8:28 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Kentucky Senate Approves Budget Bill

After hours of closed-door meetings, the Kentucky Senate approved budgets for the three branches of state government Thursday night.

The House previously approved its own versions of the budgets. The Senate kept the House's legislative plan intact but modified the executive and judicial budgets. The two chambers must now form a conference committee to work out the differences.

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2012 General Assembly
1:51 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Kentucky Lawmakers To Add Pressure to DOE to Keep USEC Open in Paducah


Kentucky lawmakers are set to pass a bill with the hope it will help a uranium enrichment plant in Paducah create new operations.

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