From the morning memo:

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli doesn’t think Gov. Andrew Cuomo was giving him a dose of political payback, nor does he feel betrayed by his longtime ally, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, when the $138 billion budget agreement included the public financing of only one political campaign: His.

Good-government groups and public financing advocates have decried the compromise in the state budget that would create a small-dollar donor matching system for the state comptroller’s race and only for this year.

While state leaders have cast this as a “pilot” program, public financing supporters say it’s an untenable and unworkable proposal in the middle of an election cycle.

As such, DiNapoli, a supporter of public financing, won’t participate in it.

“It really struck me as changing the rules not even midstream, way downstream in a way that’s not only not fair, but also not reasonable in terms of any expectation you can implement the system,” DiNapoli said in an interview on Capital Tonight.

He echoed the concerns from advocates and questioned whether the Board of Elections was suited to develop regulations for such a system only months before a September primary.

“You get the sense that it was either not deliberately or without thinking it through set up for failure,” DiNapoli said.

Then there is the political intrigue aspect of all this.

DiNapoli’s relationship with Gov. Andrew Cuomo is frosty at best and fraught with snubs dating back to a Nassau County executive race in 2001.

At the same time, DiNapoli in part owes his ascendancy to statewide politics when the state Assembly, led by Speaker Sheldon Silver then as it is now, chose him to replace the scandal-scarred Alan Hevesi.

But DiNapoli insisted in the interview this wasn’t personal.

“I don’t think so,” DiNapoli said. “I think it was about a process that didn’t really work.”

Indeed, he pointed to the budget-making process itself, which features the top leaders of the Senate and Assembly, along with Cuomo, negotiating the spending plan in secret.

“This was an example of that still happening in a way that was not productive at all,” he said. “So no, I don’t think it was personal at all.”

Which then brings up the obvious question: Why wasn’t he notified?

He joked that the four men in a room could have flipped a coin to call him, but added it was more than just giving him notice.

“It’s more than a heads up, I think we’re entitled to meaningful input,” DiNapoli said.

Advocacy for the public financing issue isn’t over.

The comptroller, along with leaders of the union-backed Working Families Party will hold a conference call Wednesday at 7 p.m. to discuss the next step.