Eastern or Central: The Indiana Time Zone Debate Rages On (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

March 7, 2013 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 6:49 AM EDT

INDIANA (www.nbc33.com) -- With daylight saving time having Hoosiers set forward their clocks this Sunday, Indiana lawmakers are saying that it may be time to change the time zone.

Over a 50 year period, Indiana clocks have been switched from Central Time, to half Central/half Eastern, to "mostly" Eastern. And eight years ago, Governor Mitch Daniels worked with lawmakers to change all of Indiana to Daylight Saving Time.

The Central Time Coalition insists that the Hoosier state changing to Central Time is the best for Indiana children, who may currently have to rise before the sun. Sue Dillion, the leader of the Coalition, argues that "kids can't be productive when their body is telling them they still need to be asleep".

Many Hoosiers on Facebook are also supporting the transition to Central Time Zone. Many citing the state's geographic location as the main reason for the change.




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