Florida legislature considers ending daylight saving time

What's worse: Dusk ruining a late-afternoon round of golf, or figuring out how to change the microwave clock twice a year? A Florida state senator is sure it's the latter, so he's pushing a bill to abolish daylight saving time in Florida.

Saying it puts people through ''unnecessary jet lag'' and the annoyance of having to change clocks in the spring and fall, Republican Sen. Bill Posey of Rockledge wants the Sunshine State to join Hawaii and parts of Arizona as DST rebels. ''The whole body gets out of its equilibrium,'' Posey said Thursday at a Senate committee on governmental operations, where he is vice chairman.

The group favored the bill 4-1. It faces two more committee votes before the full Senate would take it up; there is no similar legislation in the House.

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