Tampa Bay Today With Shriner

PLANTATION, FL- NOVEMBER 02: Howie Brown adjusts the time on a clock back one hour for the end of day light savings time at Brown's Old Time Clock Shop November 2, 2007 in Plantation, Florida. The end of daylight-saving time goes into effect this weekend and everyone is reminded to set their clock back one hour beginning at 2 am Sunday.

Another year has come and gone, and we have set our clocks back that hour in honor of Daylight Savings Time (DST). But why? Florida signed a law into agreement years ago that said we would be opting out of the tradition started in the early 1900s. Shriner is not happy with Standard time and is not sure who enjoys such a change. Neither he nor Pat George wants anything to do with it being pitch black before 6.

Florida sent the changes they decided to the federal government, but the Feds have since held the process. Currently, Indiana and Hawaii are allowed to not participate in the shift, but Florida is not. Shriner pulls up articles stating that Congress has been sitting on our changes since 2018. Politicians have not deemed it a priority, so they refuse to act upon the changes since they control the clocks for the US.

However, a new bill has been proposed to keep DST for the entire country, removing Hawaii and Indiana’s protections. Marco Rubio and several others have been pushing for the removal altogether. The worst part is it’s bipartisan, as there are just as many Republicans and Democrats that want it to be removed. So there are only positive outcomes to the change.

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