We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.
D.C. leaders on Tuesday defiantly claimed the right to spend local funds with less congressional interference, just as Republicans on Capitol Hill passed a bill re-exerting their authority over the city's finances.
Presidential contender Hillary Clinton has joined her opponent in the Democratic primaries, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in backing statehood for Washington, D.C. She pledged her support just as city officials plan to petition Congress for admission to the union as the 51st state.
The attorney general under former District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray argues that local officials in th nation's capital should be able to prosecute local crimes - just the same as local prosecutors can in every city across the country besides the District.
Most Washington residents will be observing the Iowa caucuses from afar, but a group of public officials from the District are traveling there to generate support for D.C. statehood: Sens. Michael Brown and Paul Strauss and Rep. Franklin Garcia.
Fancy living in a state called New Columbia? A bill that would make the District the 51st state has been introduced once again the U.S. Senate, though with Republicans in control, the odds of passage are slim.
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