There was a palpable lethargy around the Observer offices yesterday. Not exactly atypical for Monday, but the fluorescent lights seemed especially harsh because not all quite regained the hour of sleep we lost over the weekend. If state Representative Dan Flynn gets his way, it might be the last time any of us go through this.
Daniel FR Spring forward.
Flynn, a Republican from Canton, has introduced a bill that would dump daylight saving time permanently, starting September first of this year. It's set to be discussed by the Texas House's Government Transparency & Operation committee first thing Wednesday, while Sunday's switch is still at the front of everyone's minds.
Flynn says on his website that the bill will be "a benefit to many including mothers who do not want to put their kids on the bus stop when it is dark and put them to bed when it is light." While we're sure that's the case, another piece of legislation filed by Flynn shows he wants to take on all things federal.