Sen. Mike Gianaris, who over the last several weeks has become the public face of the mainline Senate Democratic conference, told Josh Robin on NY1′s Inside City Hall last night that he doesn’t expect the new majority coalition of independent Democrats and Republicans to work.

“I don’t think it will work, it certainly won’t work for the people fo the state who voted resoundingly for a Democratic state Senate,” he said.

The five-member Independent Democratic Conference has forged a coalition alliance with the 30-member Republican conference, plus another Democrat from Brooklyn who has said he will sit with the GOP.

IDC leader Jeff Klein has said the coalition will allow for a host of progressive goals to get done in the chamber, which failed under a Democratic majority from 2009 through 2011.

But Gianaris says that the IDC appears to be already stopping short on key issues, such as fully backing public financing of political campaigns.

“We’re starting to see already in the first few days in this agreement the type of things we’ve seen in the past about campaign finance reform,” Gianaris said.

He said the IDC, in an interview with Liz earlier on CapTon this week, were already speaking “Republican talking points” on their agenda.

“Those are things I’m very familiar with in Albany gamesmanship,” he said.

Gianaris, a Queens Democrat who is among several possible candidates to take over as leader of the Democratic conference, would not rule out voting for measures such as a minimum wage increase if the bill was strong enough.

But if any measure that wouldn’t gain enough Republican votes and require some non-IDC Democratic backing is perceived as watered down, Gianaris told Robin that lawmakers from his side would need to be in the negotiations.

“We’re going to expect a seat at the table so we can advocate for a better product,” he said.

As for speaking with Klein, Gianaris said there was one meeting with Minority Leader John Sampson, but not much else.

“The truth is, there was never any real conversations between Senator Klein’s group and ours,” he said. “There was one meeting with Senator Sampson and then a lot of unreturned phone calls from that point forward.”