another modest proposal
When I lived in Northern Virginia, the DC folks were always complaining about their lack of Federal representation. They had no Senators and only a single non-voting delegate to the House (maybe the delegate gets to vote now though?).
I actually think this set up should apply to more states rather than fewer. Take Illinois as a semi -random example. Wouldn't we all be a lot happier if they had no Senators and a single non-voting House delegate?
I have an additional suggestion for Illinois politics: just have your governors report directly to the nearest Federal penitentiary on inauguration day.