Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sen. Al Franken Proposes Ways to "Modernize" the Post Office

Reporter Devin Leonard writes on the Bloomberg Business Week website, "The U.S. Postal Service has another would-be savior: Al Franken, the U.S. senator from Minnesota and former Saturday Night Live cast member. On Thursday, he and seven Democratic colleagues introduced a bill to 'modernize' the financially troubled agency, which is losing $25 million a day."

Leonard goes on to say, "By 'modernize,'Franken and his allies mean expand the Postal Service’s operations. This is from his press release: 'The measure would let the Postal Service look for innovative new ways to generate revenue by allowing post offices to notarize documents, issue hunting and fishing licenses, and allow shipments of wine and beer—all services currently prohibited at post offices.”

To view Senator Franken's "Legislation to Reform, Modernize Postal Service, Preserve Saturday Delivery" press release, click here.

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posted by Don Schilling at 1:10 PM