Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 23, 2012

Ind. lawmakers stall latest time-zone change push


The Associated Press

Indianapolis —  

The latest push to move all of Indiana to the Central time zone has stalled after lawmakers decided not to vote on the measure, effectively killing the issue until next year.
 
WRTV-TV reports the House Transportation Committee discussed a resolution Wednesday that would have urged the federal government to hold hearings on switching the entire state from Eastern time to Central time.
 
Most of Indiana is on Eastern time, but parts of the state in the Chicago area and the Evansville area are on Central time.
 
Members of the Central Time Coalition argued that moving the state to Central time would help businesses that deal with Chicago and the West Coast.
 
But Indiana Chamber of Commerce Vice President Cameron Carter said the business community supports the “status quo.”