If Gov. Andrew Cuomo really was intent on dropping public financing, an ethics package would have been achieved by now, he told Susan Arbetter on The Capitol Pressroom this morning.

“My support is clear, because otherwise, frankly, we would have had a package before now,” Cuomo said in the interview.

(Interestingly, this is a similar sentiment shared by a source to The Daily News on Tuesday).

And yet he acknowledged, as he did yesterday, that a system based on the New York City public matching program for political candidates is difficult to accomplish given Republican lawmakers in the Senate oppose the measure.

“Public finance is the stumbling point,” he said. “The Senate Republicans do not agree with public finance.”

Cuomo on Tuesday highlighted the areas in which the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption agrees as remedies to Albany’s ethical problems, including more aggressive enforcement and anti-bribery penalties.

The preliminary report included a seven-person “dissent” on public financing.

His spokeswoman later in the day clarified that he was full-throated in his support for public financing and wasn’t backing off the measure.

Meanwhile, Cuomo insisted the anti-corruption panel of his creation can investigate other areas of the government beyond the Legislature.

Responding to comments made by Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney on Capital Tonight on Monday that the commission was never going to probe the governor or attorney general, Cuomo said it was “much ado about nothing.”

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice on Capital Tonight on Tuesday went a step further regarding Mahoney’s comments saying she was just plain wrong to make that assertion.

Cuomo added the main problem to tackle is legislative corruption, claiming there haven’t been corruption problems in the attorney general’s office, the comptroller’s office or among his cabinet (former Comptroller Alan Hevesi, however, went to prison for a massive pay-to-play corruption scandal involving the pension fund that Cuomo as attorney general helped prosecute).

“The whole point is, there has been evidence of corruption in the legislature,” Cuomo said. “And that is an undeniable fact.”