The Pew Center on the States released a study Nov. 15 on the impact of the fiscal cliff on states. According to the report, federal spending on procurement, salaries and wages accounted for 19.7% of the combined state gross domestic product of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia in 2010. That amount is more than 3.5 times the national average - where federal spending on contracts, salaries and wages makes up 5.3% of the U.S. GDP.