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Lawmaker: Make Halloween Always On Saturday

USATODAY.COM - Ghouls, zombies and green-skinned witches have to observe a workweek just like the rest of us, and one state lawmaker in Connecticut wants to honor that.

State Rep. Tim Larson, a Democrat out of the Hartford area, proposes that the last Saturday in October be forever designated as Halloween, the Hartford Courant reports.

Ghouls, zombies and witches aside, Larson says the move would make life easier for harried parents and safer for trick-or-treaters. He says a Saturday observance could allow for activities earlier in the day, when it is light outside, and more celebrations, which could boost spending and help the economy.

"Halloween is a fun night for the whole family, but not so much when you have to race home from work, get the kids ready for trick or treating, welcome the neighborhood children and then try to get everyone to bed for an early school and work morning," Larson said in a written statement.

Gov. Dannel Malloy, a fellow Democrat, seems a little scared by Larson's idea, according to his spokeswoman, Juliet Manalan.

"The governor is worried about confusing the ghosts, goblins and witches - so he thinks leaving Halloween on Oct. 31 is the right thing to do," Manalan said in an e-mail to the Courant.

One Republican lawmaker told the news organization that the idea illustrates what's wrong with government.

"Less government is the answer to our fiscal problems," Rep. Rob Kane, a Republican from the Watertown area, told the Courant.

Larson's children are grown, but he said he got the idea from his wife, a middle school teacher, and friends who have children.

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