State Rep. Mike Zalewski (D-Riverside) says he appreciates people being anxious for a pension solution, but he does not appreciate people piling on. Zalewski, a member of the 10-person conference committee on pensions, says there is still some tweaking necessary to a proposal which lawmakers could see as soon as the start of the fall veto session in six weeks.
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“The best way for people – including the governor – to use that energy is to begin the process with members of the General Assembly about supporting a plan put forth by the conference committee,” Zalewski says. “To simply say you’re frustrated and you’re not doing it fast enough makes no substantive contribution to the process.” The panel is trying to find a solution to the $100 billion pension problem. The governor, as recently as last week, said it’s not happening fast enough.