Missouri lawmaker wants to eliminate daylight saving time.
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Missouri lawmaker wants to eliminate daylight saving time.

Date: February 11, 2013
By: Michael Doudna
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 340

If you are tired of it being dark outside when you drive home, a representative may have a solution for you.
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Wrap: Republican representative Delus Johnson has proposed a bill that would make daylight saving time permanent.

The bill would make daylight saving time the new central standard time, and would make lighter evenings but darker mornings.

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Description: " This is laying the foundation for a very long term commitment because we do have to pass this through twenty different states before its actually going to take effect. It's a long term project but I do think it's very obtainable.

Johnson says that this would help business productivity in Missouri because of the later sunlight hours. 

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Doudna 

A Missouri lawmaker purposes making daylight saving time permanent to help business
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Wrap: Northwest Missouri Republican Representative Delus Johnson believes that an answer to better business is more sunlight.

Delus Johnson says he believes longer daylight hours would increase productivity for outdoor businesses, allowing people to work outside longer.

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Description: "When twenty states in this country join the daylight saving time elimination pact, we will switch to daylight saving, for the last time, and then daylight saving will become the new central standard time."


Currently there are no states that have made daylight saving time permanent, but two states Arizona and Hawaii have eliminated it.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Doudna.


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