California State workers authorize union to strike if needed.
Gap Closed: Following Meg Whitman's ad avalanche, a new Field Poll shows Jerry Brown with a 44-43 percent lead among likely voters. [LA Times]
Race to the Top Review: A little-known panel's major role in the fate of education spending. [California Watch]
Another Minimum Wage Court Battle: The governor files another lawsuit against the state controller over minimum wage. [BusinessWeek]
And, Back to That Poll: A few more nuggets from the Brown-Whitman Field Poll. [Calitics] [Politico] [SF Gate] [Huffington Post]