Indiana Lawmakers Consider Putting State on Central Time
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 got through a committee Tuesday and will now go to the full Senate for consideration. Some of the main reasons for the proposed change are daylight savings time, the time children go to school, and commerce.
The authors also argue that the way the state is positioned on the map means that we belong in the Central time zone.
Indiana began observing daylight savings time in 2006.