Welcome to New Columbia: The Fiscal, Economic and Political Consequences of Statehood for D.C.

David Schleicher / October 2014

An exploration of how statehood could change DC’s regulatory regime, internal politics and economic volatility.

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Building the Best Capital City in the World

Brookings Institute / December 2008

One of the first thorough attempts to map out the fiscal and economic practicalities of DC statehood and how the federal government can step up to support DC’s fiscal foundations and independence.

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The District of Columbia and Its Lack of Representation in Congress: What Difference Does It Make

Garry Young / July 2009

Lack of congressional representation has left DC residents materially less well-off. Voting representatives could secure more local funding and defend residents from hostile legislation.

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The Past, Present, and (Potential) Future of DC Statehood, Explained

DCist / September 18, 2019

Answers to all the questions you were afraid to ask about the District’s bid to become the 51st state.

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