State Senator Bob Leeper http://wfpl.org en Kentucky State Sen. Bob Leeper Won't Seek Re-Election http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-sen-bob-leeper-wont-seek-re-election <p>Kentucky state Sen. Bob Leeper says he will not run for re-election in 2014.</p><p>The Paducah independent said the decision to step away from office was difficult.</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s a complete change of course, so it&rsquo;s not easy to do, but it comes a time when you realize it&rsquo;s time and you should give somebody else a chance,&quot; Leeper said. &quot;There&rsquo;s a lot of good people out here I think that may step up and run, and I look forward to seeing who makes that decision.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:55:18 +0000 John Null | Kentucky Public Radio 7047 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Sen. Bob Leeper Won't Seek Re-Election University Bonding Projects Bill Steps Away from Becoming Law http://wfpl.org/post/university-bonding-projects-bill-steps-away-becoming-law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill authorizing </span><a href="/post/kentucky-bonding-plan-universities-pave-way-construction-renovation-projects" style="line-height: 1.5;">more than $360 million in bonds for university projects</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is just steps away from becoming a reality.</span></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:36:09 +0000 Rae Hodge 4013 at http://wfpl.org University Bonding Projects Bill Steps Away from Becoming Law Bob Leeper, an Independent, Makes Case to be Next Kentucky Senate President http://wfpl.org/post/bob-leeper-independent-makes-case-be-next-kentucky-senate-president <p>Kentucky’s lone independent state senator says his record as budget chairman is the reason he should be the next state Senate president.&nbsp;</p><p>Originally a Democrat, Leeper made the switch to the GOP in 2000, before becoming an Independent later that decade. He may be the&nbsp;one state senator who can say he has literally worked with each side of the aisle in Frankfort.</p><p>Now, he’s hoping to convince Senate Republicans to make him the next president of the chamber, because he has been a loyal GOP caucus member and budget chairman.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:55:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 2572 at http://wfpl.org Bob Leeper, an Independent, Makes Case to be Next Kentucky Senate President