Assembly lawmakers will consider taking up the issue of how contracting and procurement of state economic development spending is done, Speaker Carl Heastie said Tuesday in a radio interview.

The reform is being discussed in the context of a pay commission’s determination that state lawmakers will see a phased-in hike in their salary for the first time in 20 years, but coupled with a limit to outside income and an end to most stipends for leadership posts.

The changes have rankled Heastie and other lawmakers who have argued the pay commission’s purview was limited to compensation.

“I think that’s a discussion we will have. I said I always wanted to have the governor as part of the discussion,” Heastie said in the interview with WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom. “But if he refuses to engage us, you can’t just say: reform yourself Legislature but everything in my world is perfect, when we can all see that everything in the Governor’s world is not perfect.”

Heastie said it was “curious” that reforms for pay would be limited to the Legislature and not the executive branch. The commission’s report also backed pay increases for the governor and his cabinet. Cuomo’s pay raise would be subject to a joint resolution of the Legislature, but is not linked to reforms like an outside income cap.

“God knows the Governor has had issues in his office,” Heastie said. “But, yet only the Legislature was told you have to reform the way you do business.”

A former close aide to the governor, Joe Percoco, is facing prison time after he was convicted of accepting bribes and a low-show job for his wife in exchange for rigged economic development contracts.

Heastie was also critical of subsequent phased-in salary increases linked to the passage of budgets by April 1, the start of the state’s fiscal year. The arrangement gives Cuomo more power over the shape of the budget talks.

The move puts a “budget gun to the Legislature’s head.”

“So now the Governor can load up everything he wants, and if the Legislature wants to take a stand, they’ll be threatened not to get a pay raise,” Heastie said. “People should be very concerned. I understand the Legislature had issues and problems, and people want reforms and things like that, but policy decisions were not to be done by this commission. But they took it upon themselves, I think with some prompting from the governor and the editorial board.”

The Legislature’s pay is set to increase from $79,500 to $110,000 on Jan. 1. Subsequent increases will be in $10,000 increments stopping at $130,000 in the coming years.

For now, lawmakers are not planning to return to the Capitol to block the raises and reforms from taking effect, Heastie said.