CHICAGO - Scandal-plagued Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick proposed borrowing up to $330 million of casino tax-backed revenue bonds to finance a series of economy-boosting infrastructure projects across the city Tuesday night in his annual state of the city address.

Estimating that Detroit would collect $197 million in casino-wagering taxes during fiscal 2008, Kilpatrick proposed earmarking $29 million to pay debt service on between $300 million and $330 million of new borrowing.

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