From the Morning Memo:

The Democratic-led Assembly next week will once again consider legislation that would merge the federal and state primaries into one date.

A bill to merge the primaries for congressional elections — now slated for the end of June — with the September state and local party primary contests, will be before the Assembly Elections Committee next week, according to an agenda released on Thursday.

The measure comes as New York once again faces the costly prospect of three primaries, given the April 19 presidential primary for both Democrats and Republicans.

New York’s primary system was fractured in 2012 when a federal judge ordered the state hold its congressional primary in June in order to satisfy requirements under the MOVE Act, which requires timely access to absentee ballots for military and overseas voters.

The court order came as state lawmakers were at an impasse over the primary date: Republicans wanted August; Democrats preferred June.

In a bill memorandum attached to the measure, Assembly lawmakers estimate that merging the federal and state party contests into one date would save $25 million.

The measure comes as multiple members of the Legislature are running for Congress, including Republican Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, and Republican Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci. Democratic Assemblyman Keith Wright, Democratic Sens. Adriano Espaillat and Bill Perkins are all competing in a primary for the seat being vacated by longtime Rep. Charlie Rangel.

GOP Sens. Jack Martins and Joe Griffo are also considering runs for open congressional seats this year as well.