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Some lawmakers looking to end daylight saving time

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It’s been around for decades, but now there is a new push to end daylight saving time in Michigan.

On Oct. 14, Rep. Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Twp) introduced a bill in the House to no longer participate in the clock changes, and instead use Eastern Standard Time all year.

People have been split on the issue for years. Some arguing there aren’t enough, or any, energy savings; which was the point of daylight saving time in the first place. Others argue there are negative health impacts by switching times. Still others argue that losing the extra hour of daylight in the summer would impact businesses.

Rep. Lucido isn’t the first person to try and change Michigan’s participation in the practice. Rep. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) introduced legislation in March of this year trying to end the practice as well.

Daylight saving time is set for Nov. 1.  That means you will get an extra hour of sleep on Halloween night this year.

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