Daylight-saving time still lives in Indiana, for now.
Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels has made adopting daylight-saving time statewide one of his top legislative priorities. He says joining the 47 other states that recognize the time change would eliminate confusion and boost commerce. Seventy-seven counties in the Eastern time zone portion of Indiana do not adjust clocks twice a year.
The daylight-saving bill failed to pass the House on a first vote yesterday, but Daniels and the House speaker managed to win 51 votes in a second tally. It still faces several more hurdles in the final three weeks of the legislative session.
Lawmakers whose districts are adjacent or close to Illinois and pockets of southwestern and northwestern Indiana say most of their constituents oppose any switch. Those areas are in the Central time zone.