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IOWA HOUSE PASSES MINIMUM WAGE RESTRICTION BILL

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The Iowa House has approved a Republican-backed bill that would ban local governments from raising the minimum hourly wage, effectively revoking some wage increases for low-income workers.

The chamber approved the bill Thursday night, will all the votes in support coming from the GOP majority.

The bill now moves to the Senate, where the Republican majority also supports the proposal.

The legislation would prohibit cities or counties from adopting or enforcing ordinances that raise the minimum hourly wage above the state level of $7.25.

That would override wage increases approved in Polk, Johnson, Linn and Wapello counties.