Kicker: What time is it?

NICK EICHER, HOST: This November Texans will decide by ballot when the sun will rise and will set in the Lone Star State.

I’m not talking about a referendum on altering the rotation of the earth. It’s a simpler question: “What time is it?”

It’s a ballot proposal on daylight saving time.

State lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bill to let Texans decide whether to make permanent either daylight saving time or standard time. No more leaping forward or falling back every year.

States are free to opt out of daylight saving time.

Back in the 1960s, two states did that: Hawaii and your home state, Megan.

BASHAM: Yeah, one of the great things about growing up as an independent minded Arizonan was not having to do daylight saving.

EICHER: Now, keeping daylight saving year round would require federal approval.

Either way, voters would no longer have an excuse for showing up an hour late to work once a year.

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