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By Orin Pierson

Editorial: Postage hike pushes up subscription rate


December 29, 2022

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Small publishers all across the country got some tough news this fall when Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced a substantial postage rate increase set to arrive in January.

While postage is increasing for everybody, the class of postage facing the highest increase is the in-county periodical postage rate newspapers pay to distribute local papers to subscribers through post offices. That rate will jump by 7.6% next month, and the increase is coming hot on the heels of a 7% hike in July of 2022 and an increase of more than 8% in 2021.

We at the Pilot are reluctant to increase subscription c...

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