DALLAS -- Fort Worth's city manager has recommended a $412 million budget for fiscal 1995 that would boost the Texas city's already high tax rate by 8.4% to compensate for declining property appraisals and to raise employee salaries.

Under the budget that manager Bob Terrell proposed last week, the property tax rate would jump eight cents, from 95 cents to $1.03 per $100 assessed value, the highest among big Texas cities.

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