Don’t change your clocks yet, but Maine lawmakers are considering moving Maine to a different time zone.

The proposed legislation would move Maine out of the Eastern Time Zone and move it to the Atlantic Time Zone by eliminating daylight saving time. That proposal would put Maine one hour ahead of the rest of the states in the Eastern Time Zone for half of the year and in the same Time Zone as parts of Canada and Puerto Rico.

Advocates said the concept of daylight saving time no longer makes sense, and changing the clocks twice a year is disruptive. Studies have been done that have the estimated cost of changing to daylight savings time nationwide loses half a billion dollars in productivity as a result of trying to adapt to the hour change twice a year.

Mainers are split on the idea. Some say they like changing time twice a year, other say they don’t like shifting back and forth between daylight savings time.



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