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Local Briefs


Ap, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


JEFFERSON CITY

Carnahan Names Labor Department Chief

Gov. Mel Carnahan on Friday appointed Karla M. McLucas as director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. McLucas, 42, of Jefferson City, has been acting deputy director in the department since December, when the previous director, Sandra Moore, resigned. If confirmed by the Senate, McLucas would be one of two African-American department directors in Carnahan's administration. McLucas joined the Labor Department in June 1994 and was administrator of the fraud and noncompliance unit. She has a law degree from Washington University. She had been a land-use and community planner for the city of Los Angeles. Post-Dispatch Jefferson City Bureau ST. LOUIS Aldermen Weigh Tax Boost For MetroLink The St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Friday began to consider a measure to ask voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on Aug. 4 to pay for the expansion of MetroLink. The measure, introduced Friday by Alderman James Shrewsbury, D-16th Ward , must be passed before it can be put on the ballot. The St. Louis County Council expects to take up a similar measure next week. The measures would need approval by a simple majority of the voters. Exactly which route the expansion will take - north, south or west - has yet to be decided. ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD Marchers Demand Action On Big Hog Farms Chanting "Pigs Don't Vote," irate protesters converged Friday on the Illinois Capitol to demand that Gov. Jim Edgar and the Legislature get tough on large hog farms. About 100 people rallied on the ground floor of the Statehouse and marched upstairs to Edgar's office. They complained that large-scale hog farms lower surrounding property values, foul the air and water, and ruin country living. …

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