Wednesday, February 1, 2012



* Leonard Litwin, the 97-year-old billionaire apartment building owner, was the biggest donor to state political campaigns last year with $700,000 in donations, including $436,500 to Senate Republicans, a New York Public Interest Research Group study found, the Post says:

* New York City's welfare agency is hiring more than 200 workers to handle the crush of people applying for food stamps, housing aid and job services, the Daily News reports:

* The Indian Point nuclear plant must update its study of earthquake risk after a new federal report showed a greater likelihood of ground movement in the central and eastern United States, the Journal News says:

* Former Rep. Anthony Weiner used $13,290 in campaign donations last year to hire private detectives to prove his Twitter account was hacked, before admitting he sent an X-rated photo himself, the Daily News says:

* Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz used his State of the Borough address last night to call for a contest using city land and cash to lure a high-tech manufacturer to the Brownsville or East New York areas, the Daily News reports:

* City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has returned two more $1,000 donations, from fraudsters Kenneth Starr and Hassan Nemazee, but will keep $11,000 more from people associated with them, the Post says:

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