Senate Republicans on Friday indicated a willingness to back “additional reforms” to the state’s ethics and election laws as talk continues to swirl about a potential special session before the end of the year.

“Over the past four years, the Senate has enacted numerous election and ethics reforms and we have communicated to the Governor that we are willing to do many additional reforms,” said Scott Reif, a spokesman for the Senate GOP conference.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday in Albany told reporters he was sympathetic to state lawmakers pushing for their first pay increase since 1998. Lawmakers currently earn $79,500, but are allowed to receive outside income and have added on pay in the form of stipends or “lulus.”

Cuomo said that he wanted a special session to tackle sweeping ethics and campaign-finance reform changes, including the public financing of political campaigns as well as a cap on outside pay and banning employment of state lawmakers from firms that have business before the state.

Cuomo added it was state lawmakers who are blocking the changes as they have in prior years.

“I wanted public financing last year and they said no,” Cuomo said. “I wanted campaign finance last year and they said no. It’s a wholly consistent argument.”

The proposals seem potentially untenable for lawmakers: Senate Republicans are staunchly opposed to the public financing of campaigns, while Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been resistant to efforts to move being a state lawmaker away from a “part-time” position.