California State workers authorize union to strike if needed.
About Those Ballot Measures: The LA Times' George Skelton takes a look at a few things to know about the five ballot measures. [LA Times]
Follow the Money: It will probably lead right to a business group. A study released Wednesday shows business groups dominate the list of legislative donors. [California Watch]
From the Capitol to the Ballot Box: Capitol Weekly's John Howard looks at how the battles involving the state budget are creeping into the November election. [Capitol Weekly]
Sign of Things to Come: Carly Fiorina on Thursday criticized Sen. Barbara Boxer's characterization of climate change as a security threat. [Mercury News]