Plans delayed to cut Saturday mail delivery

Plans delayed to cut Saturday mail delivery
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 10:09am

Plans to cut Saturday mail service in August have been put on hold. 

The postal service announced Wednesday that congress has passed a spending bill prohibiting it from reducing delivery days without congressional approval.  

In February, the postmaster general proposed cutting first class mail delivery on Saturday to save taxpayers about $2-billion per year. 

A decline in mail along with rising health costs for postal retirees contributed to a record $15.9-billion dollar loss last year. 

Now that 6 day mail service is back on, the post office board says it will look at price increases and reducing workforce costs to save money.  

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