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Entries Tagged as 'Sen. John Loudon'

Gov. Enacts Midwives Law

June 4th, 2007 · No Comments

From the AP: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Blunt signed legislation Friday that started out expanding health insurance options and ended up, unbeknownst to most lawmakers, legalizing midwifery. Under current Missouri law, midwifery is a felony crime — punishable by up to seven years in prison — when practiced by anyone other than […]

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Tags: Matt Blunt · Sen. John Loudon

Was It Worth It?

May 16th, 2007 · No Comments

It seems Sen. Loudon’s tricky maneuver that cost him his important chairmanship–and makes him very vulnerable–might have been all for nothing. In a change of events, the Post Dispatch reports the Senate attatched Loudon’s midwife scheme to an unrelated bill that doesn’t have much of a chance. Egg on your face Senator.

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Tags: MO Legislature · Sen. John Loudon

Quote of the Day

May 15th, 2007 · No Comments

“He [Sen. Loudon] showed this whole session that he’s a lying snake. And for him to get up there today with this piousness and pretend he would have been honest with anybody is absurd. He lied to everybody in the process. And he has put small businesses and people who work for small businesses that […]

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Tags: Sen. Chuck Graham · Sen. John Loudon

MO Midwifery Bill Lives — Thanks to Senator’s Lies

May 15th, 2007 · No Comments

From STLOG: (Riverfront Times) Sen. John Loudon, the Chesterfield Republican who tricked the Missouri Legislature into voting to legalize midwifery, knew exactly why I was calling this morning. When I spoke with Loudon on Friday afternoon for this blog post, he said Democratic senator Chuck Graham of Columbia had successfully blocked passage of his proposed […]

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Pompous Ass Gets Comeupance

May 15th, 2007 · No Comments

“It shouldn’t have been a surprise to anyone that I would use any means possible to get this done.” Sen. Loudon The Missouri Political News Service hates to kick a guy when he’s down, especially when we generally agree with his party’s governing philosophy, but it’s John Loudon – so what the hell, why not! […]

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Loudon Apologizes to Any “Innocent Bystanders Hit In the Line of Fire.”

May 14th, 2007 · No Comments

Loudon releases apology letter. Hat tip: Politics Blog My dear colleagues: It has come to my attention that some members are particularly upset by my midwifery language that passed last week. Please know this: knowing that I had a majority to pass the bill in both chambers, my goal was only to get past the […]

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