CHICAGO - Detroit voters on Tuesday put a hole in the city's plan to eliminate a $248 million two-year budget deficit by rejecting the proposed restructuring of $122 million of limited tax debt into unlimited tax debt.

The city placed the proposal on the primary election ballot with the hope voters would agree to increase the city's property tax levy to pay debt service on the bonds, thereby freeing up $12.6 million a year from the general fund to pay other expenses.

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