Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Wednesday said she was hopeful a state budget deal would move forward with changes to the state’s campaign finance laws.

Stewart-Cousins after a closed-door budget meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said work was continuing on the issue.

“We are still working on campaign finance reform, election reform. We are certainly looking to move all of those things forward,” she said. “We know how important they are.”

A provision that would lead to the public financing of campaigns was dealt a blow this week when the AFL-CIO in a statement urged lawmakers not to include it in a final budget agreement.

Senate Democrats included the proposal in their one-house budget resolution, but Assembly Democrats have been concerned with the effect super PACs would have in a public financing system.

At the same time, Cuomo has proposed lowering contribution limits for legislative and statewide elections.