Well, education cuts aren't off the table anymore. The L.A. Times says Gov. Schwarzenegger will propose cleaving $2 billion out of the ed budget today -- and with the signoff of the California Teachers Association. Says Evan Halper:
The union support could take significant political pressure off Schwarzenegger, who promised during his election campaign not to cut education in the course of resolving the state's $14-billion budget deficit.
Dan Weintraub notes that Schwarzenegger will be formally introduced for today's 5 p.m. State of the State speech in the Assembly chamber by none other than Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante.
Update: Weintraub argues it's not a cut in education funds, just $2 billion less than schools were due.