A more stringent threshold for maintaining ballot status as a political party as proposed by the public financing commission should be one that’s met by the Working Families Party, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday.

But, the governor warned, it will take some work to do so.

Cuomo has warred with the WFP over much of his time in office. The commission, tasked with developing a set of recommendations for publicly financed elections, also moved a proposal meant to make it harder for some ballot lines to qualify as parties in New York.

Cuomo said the move is designed to ensure legitimate parties meet the requirement of 130,000 votes or 2 percent of turnout every two years in a gubernatorial and presidential election. Currently, parties must have its gubernatorial nominee receive at least 50,000 votes to qualify for ballot status in the next election cycle.

“If it’s not a credible party, then it shouldn’t be getting public tax dollars in primary races, etcetera,” Cuomo said. “The Working Families Party I think would meet that threshold. You have to work to meet the threshold, but if you’re not working to meet a threshold, then you shouldn’t be qualifying for public money, anyway.”

The WFP and its advocates aren’t convinced. The party released a fundraising email on Tuesday afternoon highlighting the change as further evidence Cuomo is trying to kill the party.

“Their plan would immediately make New York one of the most restrictive states in the nation when it comes to ballot access, hurt progressives and down-ballot Democrats in every corner of the state, while protecting Governor Cuomo personally and corporate-funded incumbents in both parties from primary challenges,” the party wrote in the email.

The WFP last year endorsed Cuomo’s Democratic primary rival, Cynthia Nixon, before ultimately handing him its ballot line in the general election.