Deputy Senate Minority Leader Mike Gianaris blamed the potential compromise on a phased-in minimum wage increase on the “outsized” influence of the Senate Republicans in the chamber.

Sources say the plan to increase the state’s minimum wage would phase in a $9 wage by the end of 2015.

The plan is similar to what President Obama proposed on the federal level, save for indexing future increases to the rate of inflation.

But Gianaris said in an interview with Susan Arbetter on The Capitol Pressroom the reported proposal — which legislative leaders have insisted is not a closed deal — is a “half-a-loaf” compromise on the minimum wage.

“It looks like if that deal is where we end that we’ll be getting half a loaf on the minimum wage,” he said in the interview. “It looks like we’ll be getting $9 a little bit later than we would have liked and no indexing.”

The Senate is led by a coalition of five Democrats and 30 Republicans that share power in the chamber. Under the agreement, Senate Co-Presidents Jeff Klein and Dean Skelos have to decide jointly when bills come to the floor for a vote.

Gianaris noted that Cuomo’s budget proposal would have made for an automatic minimum wage increase to $8.75 starting July 1 this year. The current minimum wage is $7.25.

Republicans, in a numerical minority, have been able to secure an agreement of at least $700 million in tax breaks for businesses and middle-income earners.

But Gianaris said the phased-in increase is a sign the GOP conference has too much power in the budget-making process.

“The Republicans in the Senate again because of their outsize influence at the bargaining table are able to put obstacles in the way of what a clear majority of the Legislature wants,” Gianaris said.

Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest on Capital Tonight this evening.