Recall efforts against Jindal, Kleckley fall short
BATON ROUGE - A group of public school teachers has failed in its efforts to recall Gov. Bobby Jindal and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley.
Angie Bonvillain and Brenda Romero, the two Calcasieu Parish teachers leading the effort, told The Associated Press in an e-mail Thursday that they didn't get enough signatures to force a recall election. The deadline to meet the benchmark was Tuesday.
The teachers were angered by Jindal's education reform that will push more students into private and charter schools.
The hurdle to recall a governor is 950,000-plus signatures, while the benchmark for forcing a new election in a House district is about 9,000 verified signatures.
Bonvillain and Romero didn't say how many signatures were collected.