Malloy predicts failure of proposed nuclear tax

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy predicted today that the legislature will abandon a proposal to impose a $335 million tax on the generation of nuclear power at Millstone in Waterford.

Appearing on WTNH’s “Ask the Governor,” Malloy brushed off a question about the impact the of the tax, saying he doubted it would ever reach his desk.

“That’s not my tax. That’s not a tax I have publicly supported, nor is it a tax that I think is going to come out of the legislature,” Malloy said.

Malloy has proposed a more modest tax on nearly all electric-generating plants that would raise about $50 million. He said that that tax might be increased slightly.