By Christina Nuckols
When Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli announced his plans on May 7 to cut income taxes by $1.4 billion a year, he promised to offset some of the revenue loss by ending tax loopholes that “promote crony capitalism.”
Two days later, Cuccinelli was hanging out at the CONSOL Energy Center in downtown Pittsburgh watching the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team in a playoff game, where ticket prices start at $125 for the nosebleed seats. He was there at the invitation of executives with CONSOL Energy, one of the largest coal companies in the United States, which was hosting a fundraiser on his behalf.
Nuckols is editorial page editor of The Roanoke Times.