The letter of intent, which outlines the details of the agreement between the two sides, has remained confidential because the Malloy administration says it contains trade secrets.
In similar fashion, Jackson refused to reveal details of its proposal in Florida, which was eventually withdrawn after a storm of local opposition.
Duane Billington, a retired engineering technician in the affluent city of Naples, said he was frustrated in his attempts to gain information in the Sunshine State.
"I was skeptical, and you could never get any direct answers from them,'' Billington said. "They said, 'That's confidential. We don't want our competitors to know.' They have no trade secrets on what they're proposing.''
Billington strongly disputed the various estimates in Florida about job creation, saying that the numbers never added up.
In Connecticut, deputy Senate Republican leader
"Take out the trade secrets,'' Fasano said. "All I'm interested in is knowing the structure of the deal. I can't figure out what my questions have to do with trade secrets.''
Malloy's senior advisor and chief spokesman, Roy Occhiogrosso, told Capitol Watch on Wednesday afternoon that the administration has answered a series of questions - in writing - that Fasano had posed.
"I don't know anything about that in Florida,'' Occhiogrosso said when told about the situation there. "I don't know what Florida's laws are on trade secrets.''
He said, however, that Connecticut clearly has exemptions to the Freedom of Information laws regarding trade secrets.
Regarding concerns that there could be a potential lack of support among state Senate