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Year-round daylight saving time? A longshot, but one Florida lawmaker is trying



Early November. Florida fall is finally settling in. The breeze is back, the humidity is fading. (Well, usually.) The idea of being outside longer than 45 seconds actually sounds appealing.

A walk to the park after work, perhaps? A bike ride along the bay? Maybe even a mid-week sunset stroll on the beach?

Fat chance.

When October expires and the country turns its clocks back an hour, darkness falls over Tampa Bay at 5:30 p.m., about the same time kids are finishing homework and after school snacks and their parents are getting home from work.

It's cruel, really, to suffer through summer only to have the sunlight snatched away just as the weather turns nice.

Rep. Kristin Jacobs wants to do something about it.

Last week, the freshman lawmaker and Democrat from Coconut Creek, proposed the "Sunshine Protection Act," a bill that would make daylight saving time the way of life in Florida all year long.

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[Last modified: Thursday, December 10, 2015 4:07pm]


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