Daylight Savings To End?
Maine is the first state in the country to see the sunrise every morning in the first one to see it go every night, that's probably not going to change, but the time in which it happens might be different. Florida senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio have proposed a bill to temporarily pause daylight savings time, which means no falling back. The argument here is being made that this change will give parents and children more stability with the virtual at-home learning because their schedules have already been so drastically up turned upside down.
"Our government has asked a lot of the American people over the past seven months, and keeping the nation on daylight saving time is just one small step we can take to help ease the burden," Rubio said to WESH News. "More daylight in the after school hours is critical to helping families and children endure this challenging school year. Studies have shown many benefits of a year-round daylight saving time, and while I believe we should make it permanent all year round, I urge my colleagues to — at the very least — work with me to avoid changing the clocks this fall."
Both Scott and Rubio have been in the fight to end daylight savings time permanently. When Rick Scott was the governor of Florida, he put a bill into law but still needs congressional approval to end daylight savings time in Florida as a whole. What are your thoughts? Do you think placing daylight savings time on pause is a good idea, especially during the pandemic? Do you think we even need this at all? Please share your thoughts.