Newspapers challenge removal of rate cap established by Congress

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Postal Regulatory Commission order could lead to postage increases of 45% over five years, representing existential threat to newspapers

On January 12th, the News Media Alliance and the National Newspaper Association – representing thousands of local newspapers across the United States – have joined a legal challenge of an order by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) that would effectively eliminate a Congressionally-mandated limit on postal rate increases for Periodicals and Marketing Mail, which since 2006 has required postal…

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