From the Denver Post:
Steady hand on state’s treasury
Voters should return Cary Kennedy as state treasurer.
She has been dedicated, responsible and successful in her first term.
By The Denver Post
That’s attributable to the wise stewardship of Colorado Treasurer Cary Kennedy, who is running for re-election in November.
Voters should return her to office.
Kennedy stuck to safe investments. While her office, which manages and accounts for citizens’ tax dollars between the time they’re collected and spent, didn’t realize big gains, it didn’t sustain losses, either.
In fiscal year 2010, the treasury pool had a 2.4 percent rate of return. The prior year, it was 3 percent.
She has brought greater transparency to state investments and put the state’s checkbook online, allowing anyone to see how Colorado’s government spends our money.
Kennedy, a Democrat who is seeking her second term, has deep knowledge of the state’s finances, having served as a budget analyst for then-Gov. Roy Romer and then a fiscal analyst for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. She is one of the go-to people at the Capitol when it comes to understanding the state’s confusing tangle of budgetary restrictions and spending requirements.