Postal Rates to Increase

The cost of stamps is going up.

Starting in May the price of postage stamps will be increasing from 42 cents to 44.

The postal service made the announcement today and says this gives customers plenty of time to stock up on forever stamps.

Forever stamps stay valid regardless of any future rate hikes.

Officials say inflation from last year is the reason behind this years price increase.

The new 44 cent rate officially starts May 11th.