Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in an impromptu gaggle with reporters Thursday afternoon was supportive of the Senate resolution that would fund universal pre-Kindergarten at $540 million annually in New York City without authorization of a tax increase.

“I’m very happy with $540 million for pre-K,” Silver said. “I don’t need a tax. If they put in $540 million and there no conditions to it, I would be delighted to support it.”

But he was far more critical of an effort supported by both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Senate that would rescind the decision by Mayor Bill de Blasio to end the co-locations of three charter schools in the city.

Silver blasted the move as “shocking” and indicated he would be against any effort that would overturn de Blasio’s decision.

“I would not be a party to something that says, “A decision you made Mr. Mayor was inappropriate,'” Silver said. “To come and question those three I think is ludicrous. I think the mayor looked at them carefully. He accommodated a significant number of them.”

Cuomo in a radio interview on Thursday morning said he would push to “protect” charter schools in the state budget negotiations, a move that is expected to be included in the Senate’s one-house budget.

Silver, however, is at odds with any effort to do so, saying, “I think it was absolutely the right decision and I don’t understand why anyone would take any action to oppose those decisions or reconsider those decisions or enforce a different decision on them.”

The speaker was passing through the hallway that houses reporters at the Capitol, though he claimed he was on his way to see if the Senate had introduced a budget (He just may have wanted to have been seen by the press).

Silver said he had the members of his conference “on hold” for a potential joint budget committee hearing of the Senate and Assembly — the so-called “mother ship” meeting, but he questioned how much longer the Assembly could stay in Albany.

“How long can we ask them to hang out and see what’s happening?” he said. “I’m beginning to think it’s no longer realistic. We’re here, we’re ready to work, but at some point there’s only so much you can do to impose on people.”