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Sun Mar 31, 2019, 12:09 AM

An Ohio lawmaker wants to make Daylight Saving Time permanent.

COLUMBUS – Americans have been springing forward and falling back for 100 years, but one Ohio lawmaker says it’s time to stop.

Sen. Kristina Roegner, R-Hudson, has introduced the "Ohio Sunshine Protection Act" to eliminate twice yearly time changes. The state would remain on daylight saving time, which takes effect in March through early November, year-round.

"The intention is to have daylight so when people come home from school and work there’s still daylight to enjoy and still do things," Roegner said in an interview.

The version of Senate Bill 119 introduced this week was mistakenly written to do the opposite. Roegner plans to replace it at the bill's first hearing, which could be as soon as next week.

Read more: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/29/ohio-lawmaker-proposes-ditching-time-changes/3297314002/

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TexasTowelie Mar 2019 OP
Blues Heron Mar 2019 #1
True Blue American Mar 2019 #3
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rusty quoin Mar 2019 #4
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 12:39 AM

1. Some fool tried that in the 70s I think his name was Ford

Dumb idea. Daylight savings is for summer not winter.

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 12:42 AM

3. No, this idea goes clear back to WW2

Long past time to be abolished. No one likes it.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 12:40 AM

2. I visited this Casino once

Because an older family member wanted me to go with her. I watched old people gamble their money away. It was so depressing.

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2019/03/29/horse-drowned-during-harness-race-miami-valley-gaming-kept-racing/3308510002/

Unlike Las Vegas, where you at least had entertainment. And twice was enough for that.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 12:58 AM

4. I don't know about this.

I lived in Indiana where it stuck by EST. In the summer it would be sunlight at 8:30 or so.

I also lived in Ohio EST when it was more suited. I say stick with what you have.

I was in the military in Illinois. That seemed to work out well.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 01:41 AM

5. I'm actually in favor of year-round Daylight Saving Time.

I hate the early darkness in afternoons during the late fall & winter months.
People coming home from work or doing evening chores have to work in virtual darkness, at a time when it's coldest.
Problems with other states' time differences can be solved as they come around to the same conclusions.

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