Shirkey releases survey results on time changes

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LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Mike Shirkey has revealed the results of a survey he posted asking his constituents how they feel about changing their clocks twice a year when daylight saving time begins and ends.

“This month we asked people what should be done with the mandate to change our clocks for daylight saving time, and they replied strongly!” said Shirkey, R-Clarklake. “More than half of the survey respondents said the twice-a-year changing of the clocks should be eliminated.”

Shirkey’s survey asked, “Do you agree that we should do away with the government-forced, twice a year mandate making us change our lives by changing our clocks?” 56.7 percent of respondents said “Yes,” 42.3 percent said “No,” and 1 percent clicked “Other” and gave a short response.

Rep. Peter Lucido has sponsored House Bill 4011, which would establish eastern daylight time as the time zone for the state. HB 4011 has been referred to the House Commerce and Trade Committee.