Florida is already home to a lot of sunshine. But it wants more.
State Sen. Darren Soto of Orlando is hoping to make the day last a bit longer by keeping his state on daylight saving time year-round, reports
local media. His bill, dubbed the "Sunshine Protection Act," would "would mandate that Florida keep its clock in daylight-saving time year-round," and is motivated by his frustration - likely not taken seriously by many a northern state resident - that it gets dark so much earlier in the winter.
According to Soto's bill, the longer day be would be a boon to the Florida economy, relying as it does on tourism. And golf.
"We'd have more time to play golf," said one enthusiast of the sport. "More time to golf's better."
As the report notes, Florida isn't the only state to buck the time trends of the rest of the nation. Fellow sunny states Hawaii and (most of) Arizona stay on standard time-year round.
Via Central Florida News