This just in from our nation’s capitol: Florida Senator Marco Rubio reintroduced a bill Wednesday that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent. Year round. From sea to shining sea.
Called the “Sunshine Protection Act,” it has the same name as a piece of legislation passed by Florida lawmakers in 2018. Floridians are watching their sun-splashed clocks awaiting U.S. Congressional approval.
“Studies have shown many benefits of a year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is why Florida’s legislature overwhelmingly voted to make it permanent last year. Reflecting the will of the State of Florida, I’m proud to reintroduce this bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent nationally.”
Some school administrators are not onboard. They say students would have to walk to school and wait for buses in the dark. Meanwhile, Bruce Springsteen is onboard with dancing in the dark.
The United States officially adopted daylight saving time in 1966. Hawaii and Arizona, however, stay with standard time, with the exception of Navajo people. Navajo Tribes. So proud to live. So proud to change their equally sun-splashed time pieces on tribal lands in Arizona.