Amendment 23 author Cary Kennedy had a rough cross-examination, and the first real legal tussling erupted Friday afternoon as the Lobato trial ended its second week.
Kennedy, state treasurer from 2007 to early this year, has been a central figure in school finance discussions and decisions for more than a decade. She was subpoenaed to be an expert witness for the plaintiffs, a large group of parents and school districts that is suing the state, claiming Colorado’s school finance system doesn’t meet the “thorough and uniform” education requirements of the state constitution. She recently was named chief financial officer for the City and County of Denver.
Most of Kennedy’s testimony, elicited with detailed questions by plaintiffs’ lawyer Kenzo Kawanabe, sketched