Sen. Tom Libous, the number two Republican in the state Senate, told reporters following a news conference on Tuesday he hasn’t considered endorsing Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo this year for re-election, but touted his working relationship with the administration.

Libous, a Binghamton lawmaker, said that while he’s had his public disagreements with Cuomo, the GOP conference still has to work with the governor on hammering out a budget.

“I haven’t considered it,” Libous said when asked if he’d back Cuomo. “You have to work with the governor. I think the governor has done some good things for this state. I think together we’ve been great partners. I’d like to get through this session and continue this partnership. I think he’s done some good things and while I haven’t agreed with everything, we’re shooting for our fourth on-time budget and I think that’s fabulous.”

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, meanwhile, is due to be in Broome County on Feb. 28 for the local party’s Lincoln Day Dinner. An invitation for the dinner bills Astorino as the rising star in the GOP.

Astorino on Tuesday filed a statewide campaign committee for governor.

“I have not really formally had a conversation with Rob. I’d like to do that,” Libous said. “He’s a Republican. Why wouldn’t I support a Republican? But I haven’t had an opportunity to really talk to him and see where his head his at. I hear very good things though.”

Senate Republicans have walked a similar line when it comes to the governor. The party retains some control in the chamber despite being in a numerical minority thanks to a coalition it formed with four breakaway Democrats.

In 2012, as the GOP was campaigning to keep control of the Senate, some Republicans even included Cuomo in their TV ads and mailers.

Cuomo himself said he didn’t have a problem with including his image in the ads as long as the message was “accurate.” It also didn’t hurt that the ads burnished a bipartisan image for him.

Then, in 2013, Cuomo pushed through the sweeping gnu control measure known as the SAFE Act, which has ignited the Republican and conservative base in New York.

While Republican lawmakers — especially upstate senators — have campaigned for the gun control measure’s repeal, the GOP leadership in the Senate still has to work with Cuomo.

In a sign that Cuomo and legislative Republicans are joined at the hip, the governor’s office released a joint statement with GOP Leader Dean Skelos, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and IDC Leader Jeff Klein last week praising the recent upstate jobs numbers.

It’s potentially problematic for Astorino, especially as he campaigns on a message of upstate remaining in the economic doldrums.

Libous, keep in mind, is still concerned about a major jobs issue for some upstate Republicans: Hydrofracking.

Libous told reporters he remains impatient with the lack of movement on the issue.

“At the end of the day, we have always said that whatever the science dictates, whatever the health dictates, go forward and make a decision. If it’s not, so be it,” he said.

He added that he wouldn’t guess as to whether the decision was being held up by the governor for political purposes.

“I’m not going to speculate. It’s time to make a decision one way or the other,” he said.