Republican Sen. John DeFrancisco confirmed on Monday what a few have whispered around the halls of the Capitol: The ongoing corruption arrests and investigations are hampering the typical horse-trading deals that are otherwise commonplace this time of year in Albany.

DeFrancisco, the Senate’s Finance Committee chairman, compared the situation to scenes from the movie “Lincoln” in which the president is depicted buying votes in exchange for patronage jobs.

“That was real corruption in the term of our most beloved president,” DeFrancisco said. “Here, if you make a deal that we’ll pass this, you’ll pass that, oh my God it’s corrupt.”

Lawmakers have seven working days, including today, until the scheduled conclusion of the legislative session.

A number of key issues ranging from mayoral control of New York City schools, to rent control and the 421a tax abatement, are due to expire this month.

At the same time, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking the passage of the education investment tax credit as well as measures designed to curtail rape and sexual assault on college campuses and juvenile justice reform.

Typically, those seemingly unrelated measures are yoked together in a “Big Ugly” package in the final session days.

But this has not been a typical legislative session.

The leaders of the Senate and Assembly at the beginning of the year were ousted from power following their arrests in separate corruption cases. The arrests, plus the word of additional investigations involving state officials, has sent a chill down the spine of Albany.

“You’ve got hanging over everyone’s head,” DeFrancisco said. “It’s another reason why I don’t think things are coming together. Even terming things as this for that is a dangerous thing to do in the climate of the presumption of guilt.”

Nevertheless, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been known as a governor who likes to rack up accomplishments, even if they are not all of what he wanted.

However, a week in Albany can be a long time, even if things are coming cohesively together at this point.

“I don’t see a lot of evidence that things are getting together,” DeFrancisco said. “But I guess a week is a lifetime here. Some things will get done, but I can’t tell you what is likely to get done.”