Is This the Last Daylight Savings Time in Connecticut?
I used to like it a lot more when I was a kid, but the older I get, the more I despise changing the clocks for Daylight Savings Time. Good news for us grumps, it's possible that we just saw our last clock change in Connecticut.
Daylight Savings Time 2023 began last Sunday, March 12, and it's scheduled to last until November 5 at 2AM. It may not end this year, if US Senator Marco Rubio and a growing list of Representatives and Senators can get Rubio's Sunshine Protection Act of 2023 to float.
The Act explains that although there have been moderations over the years, the United States has been changing the clocks since 1916, and gives a few examples as to why it's time for a permanent time change. Rubio's Act will not alter or change time zones, it basically just eliminates the 'Fall back' scheduled for Sunday, November 5, 2023. From there? We don't look back.
Lots of US Senators are listed, and quite a few are quoted in Rubio's press release, most are from the South and Midwest, one of the original co-sponsors of the bill is from around here though, Senator Ed Markey from Massachusetts. Many of the quotes start with a mention of their state, for example "Many Mississippians, Oklahomans, etc. support this Act".
There's not one quote from a Representative of Connecticut in the release, but I'm available,, I'll take a crack at it -
"Over the years, I've encountered many bouts of grogginess, irritability, and malaise in the days that follow the clock change of Daylight Savings Time. This is the moment for bipartisanship. Please Chris and Richard, can we get this done? Thanks, appreciate it."