Now I know why Bill Rubin did so well in TallyMadness.com. According to Gary Fineout:
One of the firms that saw its compensation totals jump wasThe Rubin Group, the firm led byWilliam Rubin, a long-time lobbyist and friend ofGov. Rick Scott. A year ago The Rubin Group represented 20 clients and reported earning between $250,000 and $499,000.
But during the first quarter the list shot up to 36 clients as Rubin? firm picked up new clients such asAutomated HealthCare Solutions, Florida Power & Light, theFlorida Association of Health Plans,Humana, Geo Care, andSunrise Sports and Entertainment, the owner of the Florida Panthers hockey team. Several of those businesses were deeply involved in some of the major issues of the session including a push for privatization in Florida? prisons, the overhaul of the Medicaid program and a push to allow major utilities to charge more for renewable energy efforts. Automated HealthCare Solutions sells software that workers?compensation doctors use to dispense medications. A bill considered the last two years would have put strict limits on how much the doctors could charge.