Group looks to recall Jindal due to new education plan

Louisiana Politics

POSTED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 11:27am

Over the weekend, organizers were out collecting the necessary signatures in an effort to recall Governor Bobby Jindal and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley.

Under state law, they have 180 days from the time the petition starts to collect 33 percent of registered voters statewide for Jindal and 33 percent of registered voters in Kleckley's district 36.

They say they're upset over the newly passed voucher program and measures for teacher accountability.

Kleckley says despite the recall drive, he has a lot of support in his district. He also says the voters will look at his 14 years of public service instead of just one issue.

The recall group is not releasing how many signatures they've collected so far.

The deadline for the petition is September 1.

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