What Will Happen To Snail Mail?

By Scott Sarvay

July 6, 2010 Updated Jul 6, 2010 at 4:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON DC (Indiana's NewsCenter) - You may have to dig for a couple more pennies at the Post Office next year since the Postal Service wants to raise the cost of a First-Class stamp to 46 cents, a two-cent increase.

Officials say it'll help fill a projected $7 billion budget hole.

In addition to stamps, rates on packages and special services would increase as well.

Cutting Saturday deliveries is still on the table.

If approved, the change would start on January 2nd.

We took our cameras out on the street to find out what the people of Fort Wayne thought of the proposed increase.

Angel Tun says, “I don't really agree with the price range and the stamps. It goes up all the time, way more often than it should."

Charlotte Bultemeier says, “I don't want to pay a dollar for that, but maybe fifty-five cents."

Stan Koenemann says, “That’s a pretty good deal, that you can send something across the United States for forty-two cents yet."

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