New Mexico senator rallies support to keep Daylight Saving Time year-round

Politics - Government

One state lawmaker is asking for your help to keep New Mexico on permanent Daylight Saving Time. 

Sen. Cliff Pirtle is sponsoring a bill to keep New Mexico on Daylight Saving Time year-round instead of changing the clock four months like we do now. 

Sen. Pritle tried to get the bill passed before, but it got stuck in committee. This time, he says he’s encouraged because states like California and Florida recently passed similar bills. 

“It takes you to call your senator, your legislator, your rep. Tell them you want to stop changing your clocks,” Sen. Pirtle said. 

People who have spoken out against the bill worry school children might be going to school in the dark for a couple of months out of the year. 

Sen. Pirtle suggests sending kids to school one hour later.

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