Former Gov. Mitch Daniels' Newsroom

Contact: Jane Jankowski
Phone: 317/232-1622

For Immediate Release: Jan 18, 2006
Governor Daniels' statement on time zone decision

Statement from Governor Mitch Daniels about U.S. Department of Transportation time zone decision:

?My thanks to Secretary Mineta and his staff for prompt action on this tough decision. It?s clear the Secretary listened to the opinions and evidence presented by Hoosiers. Though a perfect outcome is not possible, we have substantial improvement: Indiana is in step with our customers in the global economy, and we have a higher percentage of all Hoosiers on the same time year round than we?ve ever had. This effort took more time and energy than anyone ever intended, and I share the feelings of those whose patience was tried along the way.?