Ga. lawmaker apologizes for ethical lapse

State Rep. Mike Glanton, D-Jonesboro, has penned a formal apology of sorts to the House Ethics Committee for a “misunderstanding” or “misperception” caused by his emails this spring to Atlanta Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen. Read more here.

In the emails, Glanton appears to be leveraging his ability to influence state education funding and education policy to arrange a meeting with the relatively new superintendent.

A four-person panel of House leaders, made up of the Republican and Democratic leaders and whips, determined the emails did not require Glanton to be disciplined. But the state House ethics chief reminded lawmakers about not using their official office for personal gain. Read more here.