216 Group

Here is a write up on the 216 Group, the conservative caucus at the State House:

The caucus started in 2005, the same year the House’s Republicans gained control of the chamber for the first time in generations. Since then, the group’s membership had grown to several dozen lawmakers and so has its scope. It now holds regular meetings in the cramped Capitol room and has launched a Web site devoted to the cause.

At each gathering, the group rates each piece of legislation by weighing whether it encourages four principles:

Less government. Less taxes. Personal responsibility. More liberty.

“We want to look through that lens with every piece of legislation,” said Graves, R-Ranger. “We want our principles to be our compass.”


  1. Donkey Kong says:

    I had the opportunity to sit in one of their meetings last year–the members are impressive. The concept of this group excited me to no end–politicians who put aside politics for good policy. I consider these men and women the true Statesmen of the Georgia House.

  2. I Am Jacks Post says:

    “Less government. Less taxes. Personal responsibility. More liberty.”

    So are we to presume these principles apply to all legislative measures, save the budget?

  3. Donkey Kong says:

    I Am Jacks,

    If you read the article linked above, you would see that some members of the 216 Group openly supported the Senate’s position and opposed the House’s stance on the budget.

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