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By Madeline Coats
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Lawmakers aim to 'ditch the switch' on daylight saving

Daylight saving time could become permanent in Washington state

 


OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are pushing for a bill to allow year-round observation of daylight saving time in the state of Washington, with the intention of the practice spreading throughout the country.

House Bill 1196 was co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of 14 representatives and introduced by Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane.

“I want to ditch the switch,” said Riccelli at a public hearing. “We’re already on daylight saving time eight months of the year.”

According to the bill, the state and all of its political subdivisions would follow Pacific Daylight Time throughout the year, sho...



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Bob VALEN writes:

Fully agree - Ditch the Switch! The health issues alone should have everyone concerned, especially those who dislike government in their lives.

 
 
 
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