Daylight saving time set to end as Rubio, Scott continue push to keep it

Reporter: Zach Oliveri Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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Daylight saving time ends Sunday, but many thought it wasn’t supposed to come in Florida.

We received emails asking us why we’re changing the clocks back when Florida lawmakers voted to remain on daylight saving time.

Florida’s U.S. senators made another last-ditch effort to keep the Sunshine State on daylight saving time.

Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Rick Scott argued we need a break in the midst of the pandemic, but the effort gained little support. That’s been the problem since the Florida legislature voted to keep clocks on daylight saving time in 2018. But to do that, the federal government needs to approve it.

In the latest efforts to convince his colleagues, Rubio said it’s critical to have more daylight after school to help families and students dealing with virtual schooling.

Scott hoped to give families more consistency and sunshine in what has been an uncertain year.

Rubio wants to take this all one step further. He pushed for daylight saving time to be permanent across the country for the past year. He believes some of the benefits include a reduction of car crashes and a boost to the economy.

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