Critics say workers and retirees are being held responsible for the Jindal administration's mismanagement of their program.

In the Pelican State, Benjamin Franklin buys you about $109 worth of stuff.

The state's jobless rate rose to 5.4 percent in July from 5 percent in June. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in July 2013.

Local skate shop collaborates with sneaker giant to create the "Crawfish Dunks"

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Local stores open second location

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oyster carouselNumbers have declined dramatically in the four years since a BP PLC oil well blew wild in the nation's worst offshore oil disaster.

The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,293 from the previous week's total of 2,312. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 2,844.

New federal data show personal spending in Louisiana grew slightly during the Great Recession but has lagged behind growth in other states since then.

LUS Fiber announced Tuesday afternoon it has reached an agreement to carry the new SEC Network for its cable subscribers.

The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,312 from the previous week's total of 2,543. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 2,627.

The hip little River Ranch shop will open in the Acadiana Center for the Arts in time for the September ArtWalk.

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