A coalition of good-government groups on Tuesday said they were heartened by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s inclusion of nearly every ethics overhaul measure thought up in the last several years in his $142 billion budget plan.

The hope is this: Because Cuomo included the measures in his Article VII budget bills — typically where policy is inserted in the spending plan — the legislation stands a better chance of passage.

Governors typically have more leverage in the budget process than in the normal legislative give-and-take.

Cuomo proposed tighter briber laws and stronger penalties for fraud, as well as a system of publicly financed campaigns. Cuomo wants increased and independent oversight at the state Board of Elections and is including funding for more investigators.

But the ethics enforcement, as well as public financing of campaigns, have not been in the spotlight at the Capitol, with the debate over funding universal pre-Kindergarten on the front burner.

Advocates point out that it’s up to the Senate GOP to pass the measures, but danced around whether it’s worth risking a showdown over a state government shutdown to see the measures enacted.

Senate Republicans are most prominently opposed to the public financing of campaigns, a measure that a coalition of liberal advocates and labor-backed groups have been seeking in recent years.

Republicans argue taxpayer dollars shouldn’t be used to fund political activity, but good-government advocates today pointed to the GOP as being the main roadblock to government reform.

“I think it’s time that they actually showed their hand. Instead of just saying no to those of us lobbying for it, they need to be accountable to those who elected them,” said Barbara Bartoletti of the League of Women Voters.

Whether the entire ethics legislation remains in the budget is up in the air. Concurrently, the Cuomo-created Moreland Commission is investigating legislative wrongdoing, and both the Assembly and Senate are challenging whether the panel has the power to investigate a separate branch of government.

Good-government groups hope that the entire ethics agenda remains intact by April 1.

“If you try to do only part of those things, money finds a way around — gets somewhere else. You’re not really changing things,” said Larry Norden, the deputy director at the Brennan Center. “We want the package in there. The governor says he’s committed to that package that’s why he put the whole thing in the budget, that’s why we think it’s the best opportunity to see it enacted into law.”