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.