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Georgia Representatives Under Fire for Refusal to Hold Public Meetings

Georgia senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga, and David Perdue, R-Ga, as well as Georgia’s 10th District Representative Jody Hice are under fire from many constituents from their refusal to hold public, in person town hall meetings with their voters. Congressman Hice hasn’t hosted a town hall in Athens since his election in 2014. Senator Perdue said he prefers small meetings and telephone town halls, while Senator Isakson, just recently held a tele-town hall Yet, none of these are putting Athens residents’ concerns at rest. Leandra Nessel, a member of Athens’ chapter…

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Cyber Monday: Watch out for deals and danger

By Jordynn Abernathy Senator David Perdue warns consumers to tread carefully with their credit card information. Senator Perdue revealed what consumers don’t know about holiday deals in a recent column. Senator Perdue is concerned about consumer data being collected by the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), an agency that collects, monitors and analyzes consumers spending habits. Their monthly data collection poses alarming numbers: 700,000 auto sales, 10.7 million credit reports, 25-75 million credit card accounts and 29 million active mortgage loans. What is the CFPB doing with this information? The answer…

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