Postage rate increase will go into effect Aug. 29, Court of Appeals says


The Postal Service will raise postage rates on Aug. 29, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a petition by National Newspaper Association, News Media Alliance and others to put a hold on it.

The court simply issued a statement that the petition was denied, without providing any reasoning for the decision.  NNA and others had argued that the Postal Regulatory Commission’s decision to authorize the increase by USPS was flawed and that the rate increase should be delayed until the court decides whether the PRC was correct.

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