Polis staff asks newspapers to unpublish story on new taxpayer-funded state office

The Center Square: The office of Gov. Jared Polis asked editors of two Colorado newspapers to unpublish a news story by The Center Square that raised the question of the cost of a new office Polis created and included a comment from a Senate GOP spokesperson criticizing the fact it was the third new office created this year.

One editor refused the request from the governor’s office. The second editor temporarily removed the story from the newspaper’s website before asking Polis Press Secretary Conor Cahill if there were any errors in it. Cahill did not answer the question, and the editor republished the story to the newspaper’s website.

The governor’s office did not alert The Center Square to any errors in the Sept. 4 story, headlined “Polis creates ‘Office of Future of Work,’ third new taxpayer-funded office this year,” and no corrections were published.

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