Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos joked that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sounded like a “good moderate Republican” in his economic-development and tax-cut heavy State of the State address on Wednesday.

“We’ve worked very well together,” Skelos said. “I’m very proud we’ve had three on time budgets. We’re going to do it again this year.”

The moderate Republican crack is a little similar to an old line Ed Cox, the state GOP chairman, used to dole out saying Cuomo is “wearing Republican clothes.”

He added the speech was “very focused” on job creation.

His deputy leader, Binghamton Sen. Tom Libous, received the speech warmly.

“It’s the fourth year of three years of success,” Libous said. “As the governor said, three on time budgets. Now this year we’re going to cut taxes and give property owners something back. I think that’s fabulous.”

Cuomo has indeed worked well with Senate Republicans over the last three years, though he did clash with them in 2013 over the women’s agenda, namely the provision to codify Roe v. Wade, which was not approved.

At the same time, Cuomo and the Legislature writ large have seen more friction in the relationship after the governor impaneled the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption.

Still, this is an election year. And while that could spell political trouble, it also means neither side may be up for a protracted fight this year.

“I think this was a great State of the State, his fourth one, and I want to move this state forward,” Libous said.

However, Libous added he does have questions about some of Cuomo’s proposals, including concerns over the plan to allow a limited amount of medical marijuana.

“I have a ton of questions and I know my constituents do,” he said.

Libous added: “I don’t agree with everything that he said, but I agree with the core concepts.”