The US Postal Service announced last week that they will NOT implement an approved price increase on several categories of mail, including 1st class on April 26, as they originally had announced.  There is some confusion as to the proposed price for a regular first class stamp, as the official USPS document (page 18) refers to the current price as 47 cents, not the 49 cents that they currently charge.  The document indicates that the stamp rate won't change, but that metered mail will go up a 1/2 cent.

Proposed increases for standard mail and other categories were rejected and remanded back to be reworked.  Rather than implement staggered increase for various classes of mail, it appears that they will wait to implement all increases at one time.

Stay tuned for updates!