She can’t quit him: Gov. Hochul keeps Cuomo hire Mujica as budget director

Gov. Kathy Hochul is not making a clean break from disgraced predecessor Andrew Cuomo when it comes to managing the mammoth $212 billion state budget during the lingering coronavirus pandemic.

In what marks her most important appointment, Hochul is keeping Robert Mujica as the powerful state budget director, sources told The Post.

Mujica, who is considered a competent money manager, was omnipresent during Cuomo’s COVID-19 press briefings and as the guardian of the treasury had input on virtually every policy issue that touched on spending.

Hochul’s decision drew plaudits from the business community.

“Rob Mujica is a consummate professional who understands state finances better than anyone. He

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