Op-ed: Daylight Saving Time Costs More Than It’s Worth

Proposition 7 which is to be voted on next month would repeal California’s Daylight Saving Time Act, thus ending the annual ritual of “springing forward” and “falling back” for nearly 40 million people. If passed Prop. 7 would set the state’s clocks permanently to Pacific Standard Time.

Ironically, perhaps, Election Day falls on Tuesday, Nov. 6 — two days after voters will have set their clocks one hour earlier in the wee hours of Sunday morning. You might think that people consequently will be well rested and clear headed at the polls, but you’d be wrong …

Read the full piece as it was published by The Hill.

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