Massachusetts Considering Getting Rid Of Daylight Saving Time

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Sunday marked the end of daylight saving time, meaning we gained an extra hour of sleep.

Massachusetts is among a handful of states considering doing away with daylight saving time.

So far, seven states have approved legislation to do that, but final approval from the federal government is needed.

Massachusetts has looked into the idea, but a special commission said it would only work if the rest of the Northeastern states do the same.

Instead of daylight saving time, one option is for the state to adopt Atlantic Standard Time year-round. It is an hour before Eastern Standard Time and would prevent the sun from setting before 4:30 p.m.

Not all residents in Massachusetts are for the possible change.

“I like shaking it up. I like to see people get uncomfortable a little bit, keeps you on the edge,” Massachusetts resident Philip said. “I like to see people complain.”

Currently, only Hawaii, parts of Arizona, and some U.S. territories stick to standard time all year round.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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