About an hour before three Democratic state lawmakers criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo for holding a high-dollar fundraiser this month, the campaign arm of the Senate Democratic conference blasted out an email invitation for a fundraising event in April.

The top ticket went for the same price as Cuomo’s event earlier this month at the St. Regis Hotel: $25,000.

Sens. Alessandra Biaggi and Jessica Ramos, along with Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, criticized Cuomo on Wednesday afternoon in an impromptu press conference for holding his fundraising in the middle of the budget negotiations.

The lawmakers said the fundraiser was an example of how the state needs a system of publicly financed campaigns, a provision that has stalled in the budget talks. Cuomo has included the public financing provision in his budget; Assembly Democrats have expressed concerns with the effect the measure would have in an era of super PAC spending.

Holding fundraisers during budget season in Albany — a roughly three-month period that runs from January to the end of March — is a common practice.

And the flare up is leading both Democrats in the Legislature elected on a promise of reducing the influence of deep-pocketed special interests in Albany and the Cuomo administration to accuse each other of hypocrisy.

“Its like my twitter account and my inbox lived in different universes,” said a source who received the Senate Democrats’ fundraising invitation. “It’s clear they didn’t think this though and how it could reflect badly on their leaders and their fellow legislators.”

The good-government group NYPIRG tracked more than 100 fundraisers held in Albany by lawmakers a stone’s throw from the Capitol, including an event held for Ramos.

Melissa DeRosa, a top aide to Cuomo, on Thursday morning tweeted an invitation to a fundraiser organized by Biaggi in February.

The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee’s fundraiser is scheduled for April 18, with tickets ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. While the state budget could be decided by then, the invitation was released just as the finishing touches are being put on the spending plan.