The governor's press secretary says Brown couldn't agree to some of the changes lawmakers made to his 12-point proposal from last fall. Assemblyman Warren Furutani co-chairs the committee working on the pension legislation:
Furutani: "If you looked at it overall, we probably agree on all 12. But three of them, we have modifications."
He says the major differences involve how to create a "hybrid" retirement system, stagger benefits to encourage an older retirement age and split employer and employee contributions.
Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg also downplayed the rift.
Steinberg: "The rumors of a breakdown in pension negotiations is greatly exaggerated."
Negotiations will continue over the month-long summer recess - with a vote now expected in August.