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Brooklyn Dem: Cuomo budget 'complete disaster' and will cost NYS 150,000 jobs

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Andrew Cuomo's budget will lead to the loss of 150,000 jobs, with about half of them coming from New York City, according to Assemblyman Jim Brennan, a Democrat from Brooklyn.

Brennan described the budget as  "a complete disaster" for New York City and the state.

He made the comments while the joint budget committee he sits on was receiving testimony from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

Quinn said, "I would not describe the governor's budget as a complete disaster"

"Partial disaster?" Brennan asked.

Quinn, trying to settle the matter, said, "I would not describe - lest I be misquoted - I would not associate the word 'disaster' with Governor Cuomo's budget."