What time is it in California? If voters decide to abolish the clock-changing practice in November, answering that could become more difficult.
By Brian Charles | Palm Springs Newswire
California, the world’s sixth-largest economy, is the latest state to flirt with the idea of no longer falling back in November and springing forward in March. Voters in the state will decide this fall whether to abolish the biannaul practice of changing the clocks.
The ballot measure’s sponsor, Democratic Assemblyman Kansen Chu, points to the medical risks associated with the time change. According to a 2011 study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the risk of heart attack increased 10 percent in the two days after a clock adjustment. A 2016 study in Finland noted an 8 percent increase in strokes during a similar time period.
Opponents of the ballot measure say the proposed change is a solution in search of a problem.