Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 15, 1988 · Page 7
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Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Tuesday, March 15, 1988 Page? Government Workers Outgrowing Population State personnel department disputes report issued by private group INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's state government workforce has grown at a rate nearly eight times that of the overall population during the last 15 years, a private research group says. However, the state personnel department disputed some of the numbers issued Mondady by the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute. Earl M. Ryan, president of the institute, said the number of state employees rose 28.4 percent to 37,994 from 1973 to 1987 while the state's population grew only 3.7 percent. "This means the number of state employees per OPEN 24 HRS 7 DAYS 10,000 population went from 55.5 to 68.7 in that period," said Ryan. The average annual growth rate during the period was 1.9 percent and the rate of growth since 1983 has been 3.9 percent, Ryan said. The number of state employees grew during all but three years in the period, he said. Declines in the number of workers were reported in 1981-83 when Indiana was recovering from the last recession. The institute's report said the most rapidly growing area of employment was in the con- servation and environment workforces, which grew by 79.5 percent during the period. Public safety employment increased by 72.3 percent. Employment levels in state transportation agencies grew by the smallest amount, 3.7 percent, according to the report. Thomas J. Beasley, the state personnel director, said that the state has changed its method of counting some workers and those changes aren't reflected in the study. For example, the institute's 1987 employment figure for the Department of Natural Resources includes about 1,500 temporary and seasonal workers. Those workers are now counted on state employment lists but weren't in 1973, he said. The institute's latest numbers also include about 2,500 toll road workers who weren't counted in 1973 because they worked for the old Toll Road Commission, which was considered an independent agency, Beasley said. State government also has had to boost prison employment in response to a rising inmate population and increase the number of mental health personnel as part of an agreement with the federal government, he said. WE NOW RENT VIDEO TAPES FREE MEMBERSHIP LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED OPEN 24 HRS 7 DAYS CHECKES CASHED HUNTING OR FISHING LICENSE COURTEOUS CARRYOUT SERVICE DEER LICENSE POSTAGE STAMPS MONEY ORDERS PAY UTILITIES AND TV CABLE WE NOW MAKE COPIES LEGAL EACH • 20' or 6 FORM. 00 LETTER 25FOR $ 3.75 SIZE 50 OR MORE 1 2' eo. PORK CHOPS OF'i PORK LOIN f —« USD* CHOICE CHUCKROAST CHUCK STEAK '•58 USOA CHOICE ROUHD STEAK LB. SMOKED DINNER BELL REGULAR OR JUMBO FRANKS $ «58 1 LB. LB. PKG. DINNER BELL SMOKETTES CORN KING SLICED BACON 1LB.PKC. 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Jackson's press agent, Sherry Levy, said the cancelation was made on the recommendation of two doctors who treated Jackson after he went ahead with a Sun- day night show that had also been part of his St. Louis tour stop. Jackson began a national tour two weeks ago in Kansas City. His next scheduled appearance is this weekend in Indianapolis. The Monday night show at the 18,000-seat Arena was sold out. "It's been a tough past three days. Michael Jackson is not known as 'no-show,'" Dixon said late Monday. "He's always been known to give it his all (but) he's only human. This just proves it." Dixon said the refund process was expected to take at least three weeks. The promoter for Jackson's "Bad" tour, named after his latest album, is TCC Productions of Encino, Calif. c Lawmakers Accept Free Trip INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Eight members of the Indiana General Assembly have accepted a free trip to South Africa June 17-July 2 to see effects of Apartheid. 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