Grand Junction Residents Discuss Pros and Cons of Daylight Saving Time
Here is something else we'll never agree on - Daylight Saving Time.
We Just Can't Seem To Agree
For years, government leaders at the state and federal levels have tried to reach an agreement on what to do with the time, and for years they have failed to reach a consensus.
This year, two time-change bills have been on the Colorado legislature's agenda. One bill seeks to keep Daylight Saving Time year-round, while the other one would keep the state in Mountain Standard Time year-round. If either of them passes, it potentially ends all of the clock changing in Colorado.
The Federal Government Holds the Keys
One obstacle to change is the law that says states can implement DST year-round only if Congress decides to allow the change. Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate passed a measure that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent in 2023. The bill now goes to the House for approval. It's not known whether or not President Joe Biden would sign the bill.
Grand Junction Residents Join the Discussion
Meanwhile, Grand Junction residents are jumping into the discussion about Daylight Saving Time and what we should do about it. Like everything else in today's society, the opinions are wide and varied. Do we keep Daylight Saving Time all year or do we stay on Standard time permanently? Or, should we keep changing our clocks twice every year?