Branstad signs bills on wages, compensation

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad signed two major pieces of legislation into law Thursday.
In back-to-back ceremonies, the governor signed a bill immediately barring cities and counties from setting minimum wages higher than the statewide $7.25 hourly floor and a separate measure making significant changes to the state’s workers’ compensation law.
“This is a bill I’ve waited for a long time,” said Branstad, …