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California's Assembly Votes To Allow Communists To Hold State Jobs

The bill's sponsor says the legislation is "an appropriate step forward." But one opponent said it was an insult to "to allow subversives and avowed Communists" to work for the state.

California may end a decades-old ban on members of the Communist Party working in its government, after the state Assembly approved a bill that would delete references to the party from its employment requirements.

The bill's sponsor, Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, said that California

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