Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing a commission that would study potential salary hikes for state lawmakers, commissioners in his cabinet as well as statewide elexted officials.

The proposal was first reported this morning in The Daily News.

Under Cuomo’s plan, the commission would convene every four years to address pay of the Legislature, top-level cabinet appointees and the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller.

The panel would include representatives of the governor, the Republican-led Senate and Democratic-controlled Assembly.

The commission would also be required to propose a two-tier pay structure: One salary would be set for elected officials who do not ear outside income and a lower salary for those who do.

State lawmakers currently earn $79,500 and have not received a pay increase since 1998. Many lawmakers earn extra pay through “lulus” or stipends for leadership posts.

Lawmakers had been pushing Cuomo to back a legislative pay hike in a special legislative session in December, but talks fell apart as Cuomo pushed for a package of ethics and campaign-finance reform measures, including the public financing of political campaigns.

The commission would also charged with studying per diems, reimbursement of expenses and additional benefits.

Cuomo, however, is still pushing for a state lawmaker pay hike that “needs to be linked to reform.”

The proposal, if enacted, would remove the talk of pay increases from being a political football of sorts. In the last pay hike deal, then-Gov. George Pataki linked increases to an expansion of charter schools.

But Cuomo has been uneasy with striking deals on legislative pay increases, which are politically toxic among voters.

Nevertheless, Cuomo has also spoken of the trouble of finding top-flight talent to lead state departments when their pay is often less than what their executive deputy commissioners earn.

State lawmaker pay has been in the past tied to salary increases for the state’s judiciary, but that was removed as a link when the state created a judicial pay commission.