The News/Media Alliance submitted comments to the Postal Regulatory Commission on November 6 regarding the continuing concern of rate increases on periodicals. The increases are 7.320 percent for Within County Periodical and 1.594 percent for Outside County Periodicals. If approved, those increases will result in compounded increases of 35 percent since August 2021. The Alliance states that the underlying problem facing the Periodicals class is the Postal Service’s chronic inability to control Flats costs. In addition, the Postal Service proposes to continue a 10 percent incentive for Saturation Flats and Letters weighing 2 ounces or less. The Alliance recommended that the Postal Service extend this incentive to High Density Plus Flats.
Holly Lubart is Vice President, Government Affairs at the News/Media Alliance. Previously, she served as Vice President of Government Affairs for the PA NewsMedia Association and started her career as a journalist. Lubart has over 20 years of political and communications experience.