Spin Cycle

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With the state’s new ethics panel likely to get involved in the Vito Lopez scandal, here’s an interesting take on top executives at the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.

Watchdog groups and Republicans have called for a wider investigation, looking at how Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) handled allegations of sexual harassment against Lopez and a payment made to a complainant.