LIFamilies.com - Long Island, NY


RSS
Articles Business Directory Blog Real Estate Community Forum Shop My Family Contests

Log In Chat Index Search Rules Lingo Create Account

Quick navigation:   

Get Ready for 39-Cent Stamps at the Post Office

Posted By Message

nylisa
My Children

Member since 5/05

7905 total posts

Name:
MaMa

Get Ready for 39-Cent Stamps at the Post Office

WASHINGTON (Nov. 1) - A 2-cent boost in the price of a postage stamp was approved Tuesday by the independent Postal Rate Commission.

Under the recommendation, which now goes to the Postal Service's Board of Governors for final action, the cost of a first-class stamp will go from 37 cents to 39 cents and the postcard rate will rise a penny to 24 cents. The Postal Service requested the increase last April. It is expected to go into effect in January.

The increase is needed so the post office can make a $3.1 billion escrow payment required by Congress. A bill that would eliminate that payment and make other changes in postal operations was approved by the House but has not yet passed the Senate. The White House has expressed reservations about the bill.

The Postal Service had requested a 5.4 percent increase in all postage rates, but the rate commission altered some of the proposals. The matter now goes back to the Board of Governors, which can agree to the commission's changes or ask for reconsideration.

The rate commission said its decision reduced proposed increases for nonprofit organizations and small local newspapers, but would raise the post office's planned charges for mailing books and media materials.

Postage rates last increased in June 2002.

Rate changes included in the recommendations:

· First-class mail, first ounce, up 2 cents to 39 cents.

· First-class, each additional ounce, up 1 cent to 24 cents.

· Post card, up 1 cent to 24 cents.

· Priority Mail, base rate up 20 cents to $4.05.

· Priority Mail, one pound, up 30 cents to $6.15.

· Express Mail, 8 ounces, up 75 cents to $14.40.

· Parcel Post, 2 pounds, up 22 cents to $4.36.

· Certified mail, up 10 cents to $2.40.

· Money orders up 5 cents to 95 cents.

·Weekly news magazine, up 1 cent to 18.5 cents.

· Household magazine, up 1.5 cents to 28.9 cents.

· In-county newspaper, down 0.2 cents to 5.8 cents.

· Small nonprofit publication, up 1.4 cents to 28.3 cents.

· Presorted advertising mail, 2 ounces, up 1.1 cents to 21.4 cents.

Posted 11/2/05 9:38 AM
 
Long Island Weddings
Long Island's Largest Bridal Resource

LadyMaravilla
Fall Is Here

Member since 5/05

12023 total posts

Name:
Sonia

Re: Get Ready for 39-Cent Stamps at the Post Office

I need a raise just to pay for stamps & gas!!!

Posted 11/2/05 9:39 AM
 

Lichi
what what!?

Member since 5/05

4206 total posts

Name:
Lissette

Re: Get Ready for 39-Cent Stamps at the Post Office

Posted by LadyLainez

I need a raise just to pay for stamps & gas!!!

Ya know! But wait, stop fronting, you don't drive!!!!!!! Chat IconChat IconChat IconChat IconChat IconChat IconChat IconChat IconChat IconChat Icon

Posted 11/2/05 9:40 AM
 

LadyMaravilla
Fall Is Here

Member since 5/05

12023 total posts

Name:
Sonia

Re: Get Ready for 39-Cent Stamps at the Post Office

Posted by Lichi

Posted by LadyLainez

I need a raise just to pay for stamps & gas!!!

Ya know! But wait, stop fronting, you don't drive!!!!!!! Chat IconChat IconChat IconChat IconChat IconChat IconChat IconChat IconChat IconChat Icon



Oh yeah...I forgot about that. Buwah-ha!!!!!!Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 11/2/05 9:41 AM
 

Christine
2nd verse same as the 1st

Member since 5/05

15287 total posts

Name:

Re: Get Ready for 39-Cent Stamps at the Post Office

That's not too bad...we go through about 2 rolls of stamps a year which works out to $4 a year.

Posted 11/2/05 9:42 AM
 
 

Potentially Related Topics:

Topic Posted By Started Replies Forum
Where can I get stamps in the city besides a Post Office? johnsae 7/26/06 9 Families Helping Families ™
Post pictures of your office charon54 2/20/06 5 Home
what time does the post office open? Jesaroo 2/17/06 3 Families Helping Families ™
I hate the Post Office (long vent...) Suzanne 11/16/05 7 Families Helping Families ™
Ok, who's ready for my weekly post about... BaroqueMama 9/1/05 18 Families Helping Families ™
anyone know what time the Post office is open until today? dm24angel 6/18/05 5 Families Helping Families ™
 
Quick navigation:   
Currently 22527 users on the LIFamilies.com Chat
New Businesses
1 More Rep
Carleton Hall of East Islip
J&A Building Services
LaraMae Health Coaching
Sonic Wellness
Julbaby Photography LLC
Ideal Uniforms
Teresa Geraghty Photography
Camelot Dream Homes
Long Island Wedding Boutique
MB Febus- Rodan & Fields
Camp Harbor
Market America-Shop.com
ACM Basement Waterproofing
Travel Tom

      Follow LIWeddings on Facebook

      Follow LIFamilies on Twitter
Long Island Bridal Shows