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Like letters on Saturday? You may be in luck

  • Senate plan would save Saturday mail
  • Bill passed Senate 62 to 37

The future of getting mail on Saturday is now in the hands of Washington.

The Senate recently passed a plan to slow that money drain the U.S. Postal Service is experiencing while preventing some more drastic spending cuts that have been suggested. 

The Senate plan would mean Saturday delivery survives for at least two more years. Other plans have recommended ending that service. Many mail processing plants would close, but 100 that had been on the chopping block will be saved from shutting down ... so your mail won't slow down.

But in some places, you might not be able to get mail delivered right to your front door anymore. If you have one of those slots in your door that the mailman actually drops your letters through ... you might have to have a mailbox installed at the curb. 

As Jennifer Westhoven reports, this plan is not a done deal -- the postmaster general says it doesn't do enough to fix the major problems and the House of Representatives still has to pass its own plan.

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