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Florida closer to permanent daylight saving time

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Governor Scott recently signed legislation seeking federal approval to make daylight saving time year-round, meaning you won’t have to move clocks back an hour in the fall or spring forward in the spring.

The change would put most of Florida in the Atlantic time zone – an hour later than our current Eastern time zone. Northwest Florida, currently in Central time, would move to Eastern time. Senator Marco Rubio has already filed federal legislation to begin the approval process.

With the measure gaining the support of the Florida Legislature and Governor, it’s now up to the federal government to decide.

Amanda Prater, Cooperative Strategies and CoreMessage, Inc.

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