Postage Prices Go Up
The United States Postal Service has announced that effective January 8, 2006, the cost of mailing a letter will increase to 39 cents. It is the first increase since June 2002.
The increase fulfills a requirement, passed by Congress in 2003, that the Postal Service establish a $3.1 billion account. Congress will later determine how to spend that money.
Other rate changes include:
-First class letter (1 oz.)Up 2
cents to 39 cents.
-First class letter (2 oz.)Up 3
cents to 63 cents.
-Postcardup 1 cent to 24 cents.
-Priority Mail (1 lb.)Up 20
cents to $4.05
-Express Mail (8 oz.)Up 75
cents to $14.40.
-Express Mail (2 lbs.)Up 95
cents to $18.80.
-Certified MailUp 10 cents to
$2.40. -Money ordersUp 5 cents to 95