Northwest Florida Senators Oppose Time Change

Tallahassee, Fla. - Senator Doug Broxson (R-Pensacola), Senator George Gainer (R-Panama City), and Senator Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee) expressed serious concerns to the proposed legislation by Senator Greg Steube (SB 858) that would move every county in Florida to the Eastern Time Zone. 

"Senator Gainer, Senator Montford, and myself represent people who live and work in the Central time zone and we adamantly oppose any move to change to Eastern time zone. We have heard our constituents loud and clear that they want to us to maintain our historical place in the Central time zone," Broxson said. 

Montford said he had heard from parents who do not want their children waiting for the bus in the dark.

"It becomes a safety issue for our school districts,” he added. 

Gainer agreed.

“We do not need the state legislature to tell us what time it is," Gainer said. "Anything of this magnitude that affects our daily lives should be put to a vote by the people."

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