Postage Hike Expected

Prices may soon rise at the post office... and officials say rising gas prices are partially to blame.  

An independent commission is recommending a two-cent hike for first-class stamps and post card stamps.

That would bring the cost to 41 cents for letters and 26 cents for post cards.  

The postal service must now decide whether to accept the commission's recommendation, or ask that it reconsider.

If accepted, the rates could go up in 60 days.