For starters, probably some rest and relaxation.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo got just that, at least for three days when he took a family vacation to the Caribbean following the passage of the 2015-16 state budget.

The trip came after what Cuomo had acknowledged was a bruising budget season, the most difficult of his time as governor.

Cuomo insisted during the budget endgame that he was really most keen on achieving education reform and new ethics legislation in the final agreement.

The more politically problematic issues — including the DREAM Act, the education investment tax credit, a two-tiered minimum wage increase among them — fell off the negotiating table.

Cuomo defended the issues being left out, calling his budget proposal a “statement of priorities” as to what he wants in the new year.

“Many of the other items that were in the budget, statement of priority, I believe in them. But, we also have a legislative session in which we could get a lot of those done,” Cuomo told reporters the weekend before the budget was finalized.

Cuomo’s post-budget priorities, in part, were half accomplished in the budget itself.

The final spending plan for the new fiscal year includes $25 million in funding for juvenile justice reform. including raising the age of criminal responsibility as well as $110 million for new juvenile facilities. The money is there, the policy just hasn’t been sharpened and agreed to yet.

Similarly, Cuomo was able to secure funding for broader criminal justice reforms, including bulletproof vests and cameras for police — money that would come along with the governor’s own push for dealing with police-related deaths of unarmed civilians.

The governor, too, will likely come back to an effort to curtailing sexual assault and rape on private college campuses through an affirmative consent law and other protections put in place last year by state and city universities.

On the economic front, Cuomo will reiterate his stated push for a permanent extension of the state’s cap on property tax increases. The cap, due to expire next year, is in effect tied to rent control for New York City, which will sunset come June.

A permanent cap isn’t likely, but the 2011 is one of the governor’s signature economic achievements since he first took office.

In the end, Cuomo will be navigating a Legislature that includes hostile members of his own party and Senate Republicans who are holding a number of trump cards with few stated goals beyond the education investment tax credit.

If the budget process in March — a process that the governor has constitutionally speaking more control over — the June post-budget session will be an even steeper hill to climb.

From earlier:

What do Senate Republicans want?

What do Assembly Democrats want?