Open Letter: Should We Keep Daylight Savings Year Round In New Jersey?
This weekend daylight saving time ends and we return to "regular" time and with that, we get earlier sunrise but earlier sunset as well. Many folks hate the shorter days with sunset falling in the 4 o'clock hour.
The issue of daylight saving time has become a bigger issue in 19 states here in the U.S. as they look at possibly keeping daylight saving time in effect year-round. This way they have longer days with a later sunset throughout the year.
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According to USA Today, the states where the issue of daylight saving time and whether to keep it year-round are: Alabama, Georgia, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Idaho, Louisiana, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah, Wyoming, Arkansas, Delaware, Maine, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, Florida, and California.
New Jersey is NOT on the list, but I think we could be. Days get shorter in fall and winter anyway, so why not make it a little less dark by keeping daylight saving time in effect year-round here in the Garden State. I would be in favor of this and here is what YOU had to say....
Bob: Definitely think turning back and ahead is soooo Stupid, KEEP THE DAYLIGHT
Evelyn: Yes. Some of us have Seasonal Effectiveness Disorder and cannot tolerate the time change
Betty: No! I worry about high school kids standing on a corner in the dark, to catch a school bus.
Nikki: I don't mind it ...
Ellen: YES!!! Prices are going up on everything - it's gonna cost more to light and heat with longer nights than ever!
Jeff: I hate the setting clocks back, it gets dark too early and I'm not a morning person so I lose the daylight
How do YOU feel? should we keep daylight saving time year-round or do our clock changes every fall and spring?