Postal Regulatory Commission

In Recovery, The US Postal Service Raises First-Class Stamp CostRegulators on Tuesday approved a temporary price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp, bringing the charge to 49 cents a letter in an effort to help the Postal Service recover from severe mail decreases brought on by the 2008 economic downturn.
Post Office Seeks 3-Cent Stamp IncreaseThe financially strapped Postal Service is asking for a 3-cent increase in the price of a first class stamp, raising it to 49 cents. The chairman of the postal Board of Governors, Mickey Barnett, warned the agency is in a "precarious financial condition."