You know, for the children.
While Halloween is not an official state or federal holiday, Larson said that parents of young children have complained to him about weeknight trick or treating and would prefer a weekend day. Saturday allows for events during the day as well as an earlier start to trick or treating, Larson said.
"This would be good for the economy and make Halloween a more family-friendly event every year," he said. "Everyone looks forward to Halloween a little more when it falls on the weekend."
I wonder if he wants to move All Saints Day as well?
BTW - He isn't planning this as a one time thing. Rep. Larson already says he'd like to reintroduce this next year if there is no time for a vote this year.
Larson said he doesn't expect lawmakers to take up the matter this week when they meet to vote on two jobs bills. However, the lawmaker said he hopes it can be addressed in next year's legislative session.
What a no-good busybody.
If he gets re-elected, it'll just confirm every bad thing that people think about East-Hartford and South Windsor.
NOTE: Some links to coverage in the Courant, since some folks don't trust Patch.
State Lawmaker Wants to Change the Date of Halloween to Ensure it Always Falls on a Saturday
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