The United States Postal Service will delay its decision on Post Office closures. The Postal Service has been conducting a study concerning the potential closure of 3700 post offices across the nation including 134 in Kansas. The Postal Service claims the closures are needed due to billions of dollars in lost revenue. The results of the study were expected by Christmas Day. The US Postal Office has extended that deadline. The Post Service intends to hold more public meeting with the public in potentially affected communities. Meetings with Post Office Representatives have taken place in several Kansas towns including Bern and Home.
Republican United States Senator Jerry Moran, who strongly opposes the closing of Post Offices in Kansas was glad the Post Office extended the deadline. Moran is the author of an amendment that would require alternatives to be considered before closing any post office.