Ingalls Shipbuilding to receive $45 million from state taxpayers

The U.S. Navy’s USS John Finn, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, was launched in 2015 at Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula.
 
One of the nation’s biggest shipyards is about to get another handout from Mississippi taxpayers, paid for with borrowed money.
Ingalls Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, will receive $45 million this year from taxpayers if Gov. Phil Bryant signs House Bill 1729 into law.
The conference report on the bond measure, approved by the legislature Monday night, includes money for the shipyard, capital improvement projects at the state’s universities and other projects.
The bill sailed through, passing the Senate 46-6 and the House 108-9.
During debate, state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-Ellisville) blasted

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