Sidney Herald: Glad Montana delegation’s fighting for mail service

When the Postmaster General talks about plans to decrease the Postal Service’s payroll, you can bet rural America will be hit harder than other areas.

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has announced he will cut $3 billion from the payroll and attempt to close 252 of mail processing centers around the nation including post offices in Montana.

Officials estimate the move will eliminate 35,000 jobs and local mail delivery that takes from one to three days now will take two to three days depending how close the resident is to a processing center. We’re thankful Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and other senators are attempting to fight back the cuts to rural areas. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved last week legislation to protect smaller post offices and also keep postal six days a week.

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