A task force in Louisiana is scheduled to consult with residents this week on a potential sales-tax proposal and other options to help raise $120 million for the unfinished portion of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf hurricane-protection system. "This is a place for the public to learn what our needs are and consider participating in the funding. We haven't received any federal construction dollars for Morganza in 20 years, so I think our path is pretty clear," said Reggie Dupre, levee director for Terrebonne Parish.

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