Recently, I heard state Sen. Dave Cogdill speak about the budget stalemate now going on in Sacramento. It seemed to me the reasons given were appropriate. The burden for the impasse is on the Democrats to provide a balanced budget. The issues are clear: Make all details available now. If money will be spent, it is wise to know ahead of time what the costs will be rather than sending a blank check. It's no wonder that some of our senators are unwilling to sign on to such an agreement.