Author Archives: Steve Wilson

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. […]

Mississippi lags in economic growth and tech innovation

Mississippi has provided millions in tax breaks and subsidies in the past few decades to lure new industries such as Nissan, Toyota and Yokohama Tire, and to induce those already in the state to expand. State taxpayers help pay for movie production costs, give developers incentives to build shopping centers for tourists and have bankrolled solar panel makers and a […]