USPS cronyism is unaffordable for shippers and customers

USPS cronyism is unaffordable for shippers and customers

By Ross Marchand / Taxpayers Protection Alliance The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is as determined as ever to make customers pay more as they defend ludicrous schemes keeping the agency deep in debt. The cost of First-Class postage is slated to increase from 49 to 50 cents on Jan. 21 as part of a desperate […]

USPS begins the holiday season by delivering more debt

USPS begins the holiday season by delivering more debt

By David Williams / Taxpayers Protection Alliance Weeks before the U.S. Postal Service begins to brag about all of the packages they will deliver during the upcoming holiday season, they will close the books on their 2016 fiscal year. And, based on a recent release, the Postmaster General and Chief Financial Officer will unveil their […]

The high price of suddenly cheaper postal stamps

The high price of suddenly cheaper postal stamps

WE USUALLY do not complain when a commonly used consumer item gets cheaper, but first-class postage presents a bit of a special case. The sudden 2-cent drop in price, from 49 cents to 47 cents, on Sunday, makes a mockery of the “Forever” label on the stamps many people bought at the higher price, thinking […]

McSally leads bipartisan effort to call for updated postal plan

McSally leads bipartisan effort to call for updated postal plan

By SoAzNewsX Rep. Martha McSally is leading a bipartisan group of 33 lawmakers to inquire about the United States Postal Service’s progress on revisiting plans to potentially consolidate mail processing centers around the country, including the Cherrybell Postal Processing Center in Tucson. Rep. McSally has led ongoing advocacy efforts for the continued operation of Cherrybell. “Our […]

GAO says USPS lacks complete delivery performance information for audit

GAO says USPS lacks complete delivery performance information for audit

Lately, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has had to balance cost-cutting actions to address its poor financial situation with efforts to provide prompt, affordable and reliable mail service. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review how USPS measures its delivery performance. The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) had previously carried out assessments but […]

Tucson leaders to residents: Speak up about postal impacts

Tucson leaders to residents: Speak up about postal impacts

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Tucson Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres and numerous elected and business officials have launched a set of open surveys in an effort to provide the residents of Tucson a platform to share opinions about, and impacts of, the consolidation plans for the Tucson Postal Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC)/Cherrybell. “Shutting […]