Lawmakers want to switch all of Indiana to the Central time zone

Currently only 12 counties are in Central Time
Posted: 8:27 PM, Feb 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-20 20:27:59-05
Lawmakers want to switch all of Indiana to the Central time zone

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana lawmakers are discussing a resolution that would assign a summer study committee to review whether Indiana should switch all of its 92 counties over to the same time zone - Central Time. 

There are currently 12 Indiana counties that are in the Central time zone, the other 80 counties are part of the Eastern time zone. 

The resolution cleared a committee Tuesday and will now move to the full Senate for consideration. 

The resolution's points to daylight savings time, the time children go to school and commerce as some of the main reasons for the change. 

READ | Indiana's complicated history with daylight savings time

Indiana began observing daylight savings time in 2006. 

The authors also argue that the way the state is positioned on the map means that we belong in the Central time zone. 

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