CHICAGO - Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said this week the city is aiming to enter the market - through a conduit issuer - as soon as May with a $365 million casino tax-backed revenue bond issue that would finance his proposed economic stimulus package.

But whether officials can move that quickly depends in part on gaining approval from the City Council and possibly the state amid a tense political atmosphere in the weeks after the mayor was indicted on eight felony charges stemming from testimony in a 2007 whistleblower trial.

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