Gov. Andrew Cuomo is “interested in modifying” his ethics agreement struck last week with Assembly Democrats, Senate Finance Committee Chairman John DeFrancisco told reporters.

Senate Republicans at this point have not agreed to back Cuomo’s push on disclosure rules that would require private business clients of state lawmakers be made public.

“We think there’s serious problems for people who practice law and other professionals,” DeFrancisco said. “We’re trying to get something that’s workable.”

A source with knowledge of the talks earlier today said a legislative pay raise commission — which is opposed by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos — was out of the budget framework.

The move suggested a larger push to reach a deal on ethics reform measures before the budget is due to pass next week.

There appears to be a prevailing sense among state lawmakers that Cuomo, despite his public pronouncements, wants to have an on-time budget and strike a deal on ethics reform.

Already, some of the more controversial measures appear to be falling out of the talks, including the DREAM Act and the education tax credit, which Cuomo had yolked together in his $142 billion spending proposal.

Assembly Democrats, too, had indicated today Cuomo was willing to compromise on the thornier education reform proposals.

Cuomo had tied much of his reform in education to increasing state aid by $1.1 billion.

“If this was just the budget, we’d be done,” DeFrancisco said. “It’s all the ancillary issues that are holding things up, the policy issues, that’s why it’s very difficult this year.”

Senate Republicans had campaigned heavily against the DREAM Act, which provides tuition assistance to undocumented immigrants. The state’s teachers union and some Assembly Democrats were opposed to the education tax credit, which is meant to spur donations to public schools and private-school scholarship programs.

Cuomo last week had indicated ethics reform was his top priority in this budget, but Senate Republicans have questioned whether any deal could be good enough in the long term.

“It’s kind of immaterial,” DeFrancisco said. “Maybe next year the media, the public, the good-government groups, will want something else. It’s never ending ethics reform. The best ethics reform is to elect ethical people.”