19 U.S. states seek to block postal service cutbacks

WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – The state attorneys general of 19 states and the District of Columbia on Thursday filed an administrative complaint seeking to block U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s 10-year strategic plan to close some local post offices, slow some mail deliveries and cut some retail hours.

The states, including New York, California, Michigan and Pennsylvania, asked the Postal Regulatory Commission to review DeJoy’s full plan announced in March, aimed at cutting $160 billion in forecasted red ink.

“With little regard for the process or the consequences, these proposals threaten to put our democracy and our people at risk. Americans from all across the spectrum rely on the U.S. Postal Service for their medication, paychecks, and election mail,” said California Attorney General Rob Bonta.


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