VIDEO: Dan Walters, in his latest video report, says judges aren't the only critics of Gov. Jerry Brown's new budget numbers.
Gov. Jerry Brown is taking his pitch on California's state budget to a national television audience, talking with Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning." The interview, which was taped Thursday, will air at about 7 a.m.
Brown tweeted Thursday that it's "a lively conversation."
Attorney General Kamala Harris is joining Holly Petraeus, who's the director of the Office of Service Member Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, at Travis Air Force Base to talk up legislation sponsored by Harris that is intended to give property owners more foreclosure protections. Their presser will be followed by a town hall at 11 a.m.
The Legislature has no floor sessions, but four legislative panels are meeting elsewhere in the state.
The Senate Agriculture Committee, chaired by Republican Anthony Cannella, heads to Fresno to learn about agricultural metal theft.
A Senate select committee chaired by Democrat Ellen Corbett, is in Fremont looking at electric vehicle deployment.
Meanwhile, an Assembly select committee is in San Diego -- where chairman Nathan Fletcher is running for mayor as an independent -- for a hearing on "current workforce realities and keeping innovation domestic."
Yet another Assembly select committee -- this one headed by Democrat José Solorio -- explores the future of storm water, including its capture, storage and supply, in Los Angeles.
HIGH-SPEED RAIL: The California High-Speed Rail Authority is holding a special closed telemeeting starting at 10 a.m. to discuss hiring a new chief executive officer to replace Roelof Van Ark, who resigned back in January. The authority has scheduled four more closed meetings on the same subject next week and the week after.
DEADLINE: Monday is the last day to register to vote in the June 5 primary.
PHOTO CREDIT: Charlie Rose of "CBS This Morning" tapes an interview with California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, May 17, 2012. "CBS This Morning" photo distributed via Twitter.