Here is a roundup of the coverage of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s time zone ruling.
ndiana has declined to observe daylight-saving time for decades, and though there were rumbles from time to time, the issue never went anywhere in the legislature.
Last year, though, a daylight bill pushed by Daniels passed. Daniels, who originally said he thought the state should be on Central time, changed course and said counties could decide for themselves by petitioning the federal government individually to indicate what time zone they wanted to be in. Some have described that process as a big mess.
Rep. Bauer says, “The only way most people in Indiana will feel that they havenâ€™t been force-fed by the federal government and the governor is to have a referendum so they can express their views.”
Advance Indiana is personally comfortable with the new map, but shares my thought that some politicians may be in for a rocky ride because of this.