Representative Michael Lee Meredith (R), Oakland, has released a statement in reference to the recent pension reform, SB 151, according to both his Twitter and Facebook pages.
Scroll down to read the statement in it's entirety:
Over the last day and a half I've had many questions asked about the pension bill that passed the House early Thursday evening. I've answered several but thought it might be easier to address the issue here. I am not defending the process. I know many of you don't like the process and you certainly don't like the bill that was chosen as a vehicle. However, as a rank and file member, I don't get to make those decisions. The bill was 291 pages in total, but only a fraction of those pages were changes to current statute. The changes in the bill were underlined in bold print or were stricken through to be easily read. The text of the bill is also very similar to SB 1 which everyone has had weeks to study, but the effects of the bill are extremely different because of what was deleted from SB 1 in this reform package.