Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a radio interview Friday morning said he wants a statewide law that would block a city’s mayor from revoking a charter school.

Cuomo’s comments were aimed statewide, but in the context of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to rescind the co-locations of three charter schools in the city that had been previously approved by the Bloomberg administration.

“I don’t want to see a system statewide where charter schools can be aborted by any mayor,” Cuomo said on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show.

He added, “I don’t think we should leave it up to the mayors where charter schools can continue and grow.”

Meanwhile, Cuomo called the debate over a tax to fund universal pre-Kindergarten in the city over, considering the Senate’s one-house budget resolution approved $540 million in funding for the plan without a tax increase.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver told reporters that he was supportive of the Senate plan without a tax increase as long as there were no stipulations or strings attached.

But Silver is opposed to the effort for the state to assert more control over charter schools.

Without naming Cuomo specifically, Silver railed against the idea, which he says caters to the wealthy financial supporters of charter schools.

“I would not be a party to something that says, “A decision you made Mr. Mayor was inappropriate,’” Silver said.

The Senate’s one-house budget would reverse de Blasio’s move on the three co-locations, but the governor’s comments today indicated he’s taking a broader approach to the issue.

Cuomo has been praising charter schools in recent weeks, and this morning called them “innovative” and worthy of the experiment to find an alternative to traditional public schools.

“Sound people find charter schools threatening. I understand that… no doubt they are innovative and they are creative,” Cuomo said.