Des Moines, Iowa – Legislators hoping to change state law so Iowa no longer participates in daylight saving time have run into a roadblock. Governor Terry Branstad is against the idea.
Because of daylight savings time, clocks had to “fall back” an hour this past November 3rd — and clocks will “spring ahead” Sunday, March 12th.
Daylight saving time was created during World War ONE, to conserve the fuel used to provide light and heat to homes and businesses at the end of the day.
Critics say daylight savings time isn’t saving much energy in modern day America and they point to studies which show productivity dips in the fall and spring as workers adjust to different sleeping patterns.