Sunday, September 21, 2008


One of the issues that will come up with a new governor will be Daylight Savings Time. This has caused much controversy over the years. Here is a history of time in Indiana, that will give you some idea how controversial it is. Personally, I think we should go back to the old way. DST doesn't save any money - it actually costs more. Read this article from U.S. News about the increase in energy consumption.

I asked Jill Long Thompson's office about their stand on the issue. This is their statement:

Thank you for your email. As Governor, Jill will call for a nonbinding referendum that would let the public have more input into this issue. The referendum would address both time zones and Daylight Savings Time. With input from Hoosiers across the state, she believes a better policy for everyone can be implemented.

I think that is a good idea. The governor should listen to the public on this issue, unlike what Daniels did. He asked no one but his own party, then rammed it down our throats. I personally would like to see it banned immediately, but if it takes a referendum, so be it. I have had enough people tell me how much they hate DST, that I think it would be overwhelmingly in favor of repeal.

If you want to have a chance to repeal DST, please support Jill Long Thompson. She will give the people their voice in state government back.

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