Des Moines Register: Lawmakers today mulled legislation that would freeze Iowa's minimum wage at $7.25 and strip away the ability of local counties and cities to set their own wage limit. If signed into law, House Study Bill 92 would immediately roll back minimum wage increases approved in Polk, Johnson, Wapello and Linn counties. The bill, which remains in subcommittee, was introduced by state Rep. Jake Highfill, R-Johnston. It also amends the Iowa Civil Rights Act, forbidding any local civil rights ordinances that afford protections beyond those in state and federal law.