As the debt ceiling crisis escalates on Capitol Hill, concerns are growing about the impact of a possible default on the District government and the thousands of federal employees who live in the area.
The Virginia Retirement System had an exceptionally good return on its investments this year. But with less than 75 percent of future liabilities currently funded, a larger share of taxpayer dollars may be needed to fully restore the pension fund.
Maryland, which is home to two NFL football teams, would lose an estimated $40 million in tax revenues if the NFL's season is canceled because of a labor dispute, according to the Maryland comptroller's office.
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