In an interview with NY1’s Errol Louis that aired on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a certain level of public corruption will always remain in government and politics.

The key, Cuomo insisted, is developing a “system” to police and track corrupt behavior.

“It will never stop, but at least if we have a system in place where we can say people, look people will do stupid things — and people do stupid things no matter the profession — but we will have a system that is as tight as you can get. That’s what I want to do at the end of the day,” Cuomo said.

His comments came during an hour-long tour of the second floor of the Capitol building, which has been re-opened and renovated during his time in office.

Despite a spate of high-profile corruption arrests — most recently with former Speaker Sheldon Silver being charged with accepting bribes and kickbacks — Cuomo said state government is running efficiently, pointing to four on-time budgets in a row during his first term.

But Cuomo has said he would hold up a deal on the state budget this year in order to achieve ethics legislation, with a heavy emphasis on disclosure of outside income.

The governor gave three different diagnoses for why corruption happens.

“I think it’s the temptation sometimes,” he said. “Probably different for different parties. It’s the temptation of people who suddenly wind up in a place where they have great power and great influence and quite frankly may not have been accustomed to handling it.”

At the same time, some people can get caught up in corruption unwittingly, he said.

“The temptation and the number of people who approach you and suggest a number of unseemly things,” Cuomo said.

He added: “Maybe there’s something about politics that attracts a certain type of personality.”