When state leaders moved ahead on the state budget without reaching agreement on legalizing recreational marijuana use, Gov. Andrew Cuomo indicated it wasn’t because he and legislators were on opposite ends of the debate.
“In concept, we have agreement,” Cuomo said. “But that is all about the devil is in the details. And that is going to take more time to work out.”
Negotiations are expected to resume later this month.
By many accounts, the two sides were close to a deal when the talks ceased. So what happened? What are the sticking points?