Interesting that this article, from Fox, states this has happened in , but doesn't identify Quinn as a Democrat.
The 2008 crash meant eventually most jurisdictions would have to cut pension costs. Now it is coming to pass, albeit slowly. Stockton BK, San Bernardino BK, Detroit BK, Illinois, etc.
CA Gov. Brown will probably face conflicts over keeping his train fantasy going, without cutting pensions.
I think the left sees nuclear energy and shale oil/gas extraction as a taxation bonanza that might help them avoid pension cuts.
Now of course a true conservative like me would opt to cut pensions, cut other costs, use hydrocarbon taxation revenues to pay down debt.