Senate Democrats today unveiled their own reform package in the wake of the twin corruption scandals that engulfed both chambers of the Legislature nearly two weeks ago.

Their package includes plans for a public funding of political campaigns, retroactively stripping pension beneifts of a public official who has been convicted of felony corruption charges, restricting the use of campaign funds for criminal defense and tighten campaign disclosure reports to identify lobbyists.

The proposal is the latest in a series of ethics reform packages to be intrdouced in the wake of the arrests of Sen. Malcolm Smith and, in a separate case, Assemblyman Eric Stevenson.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out a plan to tighten anti-bribery laws last week and the Independent Democratic Conference later would release a kitchen sink-style package of bills ranging from campaign finance changes to strengthening the role of the state attorney general.

Cuomo has called his plan step two.

Senate Democrats say the plan is just to keep the conversation going with anti-corruption while the public cares about the issue, not dissimilar to what Cuomo has said about pushing through his own plan.

“The strategy is beginning — just as everyone is — the conversation about the need for enhanced bills and enhanced transparency and enhanced guidelines,” said Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. “I think the strategy is just that we’re in a crisis and clearly we need to respond to it. And that response means getting good bills on the floor that allow for us to vote and take a public stand for how we feel about serving the public.”

The Senate Republicans, meanwhile, took issue with the public funding proposal, which has also part of Senate Co-President Jeff Klein’s proposal and backed by Cuomo as well.

“Taking ethics or campaign finance advice from the Senate Democrats is more likely to get you investigated or indicted than it is to get you real reform,” said Senate GOP spokesman Scott Reif. “While we believe there is more that can be done to increase disclosure and tighten up our existing laws, allowing politicians to use taxpayer money to finance their campaigns is not a solution. With dozens of documented incidences of abuse, it’s been a recipe for disaster in New York City, and there’s no reason to believe it would be any different statewide.”