One of the stranger things about DC is that, while so many federal employees work there, because it’s so expensive, most have to commute from 50 to 100 miles away. When I interviewed for the NRC some years ago, most commuted from eastern Maryland and some even from West Virginia because of the ridiculous housing costs.
Most of the votes and polls in recent years in PR favored statehood, but the business interests have always managed to stop it. The impression from many PR voters one gets is that they want either full statehood or to be cut loose, instead of the eternal halfway of “territory” status.
Dec 25, 2015