SAN FRANCISCO — After putting an optimistic spin on his final state of the state address Wednesday, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will address the grim specifics of the state’s budget today, unveiling his formal proposal to close a general fund gap pegged at almost $20 billion over the next 18 months.

The Republican governor talked briefly about the budget Wednesday, foreshadowing the “bitter” budget cuts he said he would have to propose today.

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