Gov. Andrew Cuomo in February unveiled a budget that included a menu of policy measures, an extension of an expiring tax rate on millionaires and a boost in school aid.

At the time, Cuomo did not include any contingency plans for action on the federal level, such as a repeal of the Affordable Care Act or cuts in spending that would impact the state, save for a desire to have expanded powers over the budget without the consent of the Legislature — a non-starter with lawmakers.

On Monday, days before a budget is supposed to be in place, Cuomo suggested the federal government and President Donald Trump’s administration has made for too much uncertainty at the state level.

“Ultraconservatives are targeting Washington,” he said in an interview on NY1 late Monday afternoon. “Make no mistake.”

Cuomo raised the possibility of an “extender” budget that would be in place, suggesting current spending levels — and tax levels — would stay the same as a result.

Still, Cuomo insisted he and state lawmakers are “very, very close” to an agreement on a thorny policy issue in the spending plan: Raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York to 18.

And Cuomo said he still was seeking a budget approved before the start of the new fiscal year, which takes effect on April 1 — a streak he has more or less been able to keep to since taking office.

Cuomo has postured over the budget virtually every year he has been in office in the final days of the negotiations, emerging from closed-door meetings to suggest the talks remain up in the air or major issues are yet to be locked down, sometimes to the bewilderment of legislators who thought they were close.

The schtick can be seen as a way to bluff or under promise in public and over deliver on the final result, even as other, more politically sensitive issues, potentially fall off the negotiating table. Earlier on Monday, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan denied an “extender” budget was on the table.

“Everyone postures in budget week,” Cuomo said on Monday.

It’s not yet clear if Cuomo is indeed bluffing once again. Cuomo has had visibly tougher budget seasons, including changes to the state’s education policies that had been deeply opposed by Democratic lawmakers and the state’s teachers unions.

Cuomo said he is “not willing to pass a budget that spends more money than we have a reasonable expectation of collecting.”

“This budget,” he added, “has been particularly problematic.”