Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not rule out keeping state lawmakers in Albany through the scheduled end of the legislative session if an agreement could not be reached on issues like extending and expanding rent control in the state.

“I’m willing to do that and I’ve always been willing to do that,” he said in an interview on WAMC. “I believe sometimes you have to hold peoples’ feet to the fire politically.”

Rent control regulations for New York City and the surrounding area will lapse on June 15. They have expired before, and lawmakers continued to negotiate changes after the deadline was blown in Albany. Nevertheless, Cuomo warned of chaos if the laws expire.

And, as he has all week, Cuomo said Senate Democrats are enable to pass a stronger rent control package than what is being sought by advocates and backed by the state Assembly.

“I think they can only pass a modified version of what the Assembly has proposed,” Cuomo said of the Senate Democratic conference.

He said what the Senate can pass will be “less aggressive in tenant protections.”

He pointed to lawmakers from the suburban counties and upstate being uncomfortable with measures that expand rent laws.

“That’s politics, and by the way, that’s fine,” he said.

Still, the Assembly is unlikely to take up a provision known as “good cause” eviction that would prevent landlords from “unconscionable” increases in rent.

A spokesman for the Assembly Democrats, Michael Whyland, posted to Twitter Friday morning an editorial in Newsday that was critical of the proposal.

“We did not include this bill in our package released in April,” he said. “We are open to finding other ways to further protect tenants.”

But Cuomo’s focus has been on Senate Democrats, who announced this week they had the “support” to move rent strengthening protections forward, but stopped short of claiming to have the votes to do so.

“Forget the political tension,” Cuomo said. “We need a vote. We need a bill.”

Keeping lawmakers through the planned end of session, June 19, likely does not extend to issues like extending access to driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants or the legalization of marijuana.

“I think if I kept the Senate there for the next 10 years,” Cuomo said, “they couldn’t pass marijuana.”