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Income Tax Proposal Dead

Good afternoon. This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom. It looks like Governor Bobby Jindal's push to repeal Louisiana's income taxes is dead for the session. The House tax committee refused to discuss the proposals. Members of the House Ways and Means Committee deferred action today saying they don't support the idea because of the ongoing budget problems and because of difficulties coming up with new tax revenue to offset the lost income tax money.

Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have resulted in injuries. Bloody spectators were being carried Monday to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners. Police wove through competitors as they ran back toward the course. So far, there's been no speculation as to the origin of the explosions. 

The Allen Parish Police Jury meets at Six O'Clock tonight. Among the topics they're expected to look at... Plans for building a new jail.  Jury members will iron out the details of the plan to build the facility on a 40 acre site just west of Oberlin on Highway 26. The parcel of land was purchased 12 years ago. Last Month a state commission approved a bond sale to fund the new jail. Join us for Live At Five and 7news at Six for these stories, and your work week weather forecast.

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