Permanent Daylight Saving Time isn’t all sunshine

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It’s been hailed as a bipartisan triumph.

  • “Ooh, I love it,” exclaimed Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.
  • “An idea whose time has come,” said GOP Sen. Marco Rubio.
  • “Common-sense legislation,” Democratic Sen. Patty Murray labeled it.

The Sunshine Protection Act, which cleared the Senate by unanimous consent last month, would make Daylight Saving Time permanent across the United States.

If the legislation can pass the House (where support appears less enthusiastic) and earn President Joe Biden’s signature, there would be no more falling back every year in the fall. More daylight and no more changing the clock.

Sounds nice, right? Not so fast.

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