Apparently two of my favorite Indiana legislators agree with my previous analysis of why Daylight Savings Time has had such a hard time passing in previous incarnations of the Indiana General Assembly.
Republican Senator Richard Bray and Democratic Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan (formerly Majority Leader in the Indiana House) basically agree that it’s failed before because of the geographic reality of Indiana’s situation. We’re at the extreme western edge of eastern time or the extreme eastern edge of central time.
(Just as an aside, both of these guys are really extraordinary public servants. I’ve had the opportunity to work with both of them (briefly) and they are both intelligent, deliberate, and approachable. One tendency I noticed while working for the legislature was for the legislators to get way too busy and not really seem to pause to consider what, exactly, they were legislating. Neither of these gentlemen succumbed to that tendency, at least not as far as I could see.)