The Palladium-Item has a story on Rep. Pflum’s Internet survey over whether Hoosiers favor DST.
The article states:
Daniels asserts that not observing daylight-saving time is a handicap for Hoosier businesses because businesses outside of Indiana many times do not know what time zone Indiana is in. If daylight-saving times were observed, east-central Indiana would spring forward one hour in the spring and fall back one hour in the fall with the Eastern time zone, while areas like Lake County near Chicago would spring forward and fall back in the Central time zone all year long.
“… The time has come to stop penalizing Indiana businesses through
our quirky treatment of time itself,” he said in his State of the State
Address last week.
First, see a previous entry for information suggesting there is really no evidence that the lack of DST hurts Indiana business. Second, if Indiana is still going to have at least two time zones for patches of the Region and Southwestern Indiana, I’m not sure foreign businesses are going to be any more aware of what time it is in a given part of Indiana.