The leader of a statewide group says the reasons for Indiana's inclusion in the Eastern Time Zone are no longer valid. Central Time Coalition President Sue Dillon is urging Hoosier lawmakers to set up a legislative study committee this summer to examine the issue. She says workers in the construction industry, the Indiana Farm Bureau, nearly 50 school boards and 25,000 citizens who signed a petition support a return to Central Time. Dillon argues that when Indiana was moved to the Central Time Zone in the mid-1960s, business was being conducted by telephone and telegraph and the current state of e-technology has changed everything.

She also says Indiana has lost business with companies on the West Coast because direct conversations are still being conducted and a three-hour time difference has a negative effect.

Dillon says State Representative Jeff Thompson (R-28) has already sponsored two resolutions designed to set up further study in the Indiana House.

Source: Inside INdiana Business

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