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California's state travel ban list continues to grow

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And then there were eight.

That is eight U.S. states where California has banned publicly funded travel.
Here's the list of no-gos for state employees and others traveling on the taxpayer's dime: Texas, Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.
It's all because of legislation that was passed last year, allowing California to prohibit the state funded and state sponsored travel to states with discriminatory laws.

For more on the impact of a California state ban, A Martinez spoke with POLITICO senior reporter, David Siders.

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