Delays by the U.S. Postal Service are usually frowned upon this time of year.  One delay however, is being encouraged by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead.

Following the decision by the United States Postal Service to delay closing post offices in rural Wyoming, Governor Mead has gone on the record, hoping the delay can be used to find alternatives to closing rural post offices.

There need to be cuts made to the Postal Service’s budget and there are ways to find efficiencies... But, closing rural post offices is not a big enough savings to make any real impact for the Postal Service and the closures would deeply impact people who depend on the mail system for communication.”

Earlier this year, the U.S.P.S. released a list of 43 Wyoming post offices that could potentially closed down.

In August, Governor Mead sent a letter to the United States Postal Service, expressing concerns with the closures, stating that closures are not the answer to the budgetary problems being faced by the Postal Service.

I believe a five-day delivery week is a better solution because it spreads the burden of cost savings out across the country.  I will continue to push for alternatives to closing the offices during this delay.”

In a statement released today, Governor Mead also expressed his gratitude towards Wyoming's Congressional Delegation for its work on potentially impacted citizens.

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