Here's an interesting way to get a state government's attention: seeking secession. And the response of Vermont to the people who want to leave for New Hampshire is poignantly clueless:
The state has more pressing concerns, including health care, education, investments in higher education, economic development and job creation, Gibbs said.
Spending lots of money, in other words, which is exactly what the dissidents are complaining about. Maybe some of our border counties might seek to change states if they don't like the way the time-zone issue plays out.