From the Morning Memo:

The month of January was not a productive one for the New York state Assembly.

In fact, the chamber did not pass any bills last month — a goose egg attributed to the arrest of Sheldon Silver on corruption charges and the subsequent push to replace him with Carl Heastie of the Bronx.

But the lack of legislative activity could make for a busier than usual rest of the legislative session.

Last year, the Assembly approved 95 bills in January. In 2013, 26 bills were approved.

And the year before that, 2012, 90 bills passed the chamber.

Lawmakers insisted that the push for an election to replace Silver as speaker on Tuesday would allow them to get back to work and not be focused on a potentially time-consuming struggle over leadership.