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What would help your business most in 2015?

December 15 to December 19, 2014


Several contractors have been busted for using MBE/DBE-certified firms as “pass-throughs” to gain government contracts. How common do you think this practice is?

September 29 to October 3, 2014


A proposed U.S. rule would prohibit "pay secrecy" by federal contractors and protect workers who discuss company wages. What’s your view?

September 29 to October 3, 2014


The U.S. Congress is winding up the August vacation it mandated in 1970. It also took off three weeks before March 10, and the House has shortened its 2014 calendar. You’re paying these folks. How much time off should they have in a year?

August 25 to August 29, 2014


Who, in your experience, tends most often to be the weakest link in the project team?

June 30 to July 6, 2014


The U.S. State Department has put an indefinite hold on the Keystone XL pipeline, due to 2 million new public comments and a lawsuit in Nebraska. What do you think?

May 5 to May 9, 2014


California is weighing a bill that would hold contractors liable for wages, taxes and workers comp shortchanged by subcontractors and temp agencies. Good idea or bad idea?

April 14 to April 18, 2014


What legislative priority should the American Coatings Association’s PaintPAC be looking for in its political candidates this year?

March 31 to April 4, 2014


Some in the U.S. Congress have proposed allowing the states, rather than the federal government, to oversee the U.S. highway and surface transportation system. Good idea or bad idea?

March 17 to March 21, 2014


The 112th Congress was one of the least productive in U.S. history. Who carries most of the blame for that?

January 20 to January 24, 2014


Whom do you hold most responsible for the U.S. budget impasse and government shutdown?

October 14 to October 18, 2013


Whom do you hold most responsible for the U.S. budget impasse and government shutdown?

October 7 to October 11, 2013


The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that it will extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and civilian employees by Sept. 3. Good move or bad move?

August 19 to August 25, 2013


The U.S. government looks likely to endorse LEED as the green building standard for all federal buildings for the next five years. Will this affect you?

June 24 to June 30, 2013


The U.S. has removed limits on the value of contracts that may be set aside for women-owned small businesses. Is this a good move?

June 17 to June 23, 2013


What should Congress do about undocumented workers in the U.S.?

May 13 to May 19, 2013


Should Congress try again to close the background check loophole for gun owners?

May 6 to May 12, 2013


Some in Congress have adopted a “zero compromise” approach to the federal budget, no matter the consequences. What do you think of this approach?

April 29 to May 5, 2013


What should Congress do about undocumented workers in the U.S.?

April 22 to April 28, 2013


President Obama has proposed a “Fix it First” program for infrastructure, funded by a public-private Partnership to Rebuild America. What should Congress do with these ideas?

March 18 to March 24, 2013


How would tightening immigration laws affect the coatings and construction industries?

February 25 to March 3, 2013


North Miami Beach has passed an ordinance that restricts the use of certain exterior paint colors by businesses. What’s your take on this?

February 4 to February 10, 2013


With the new Congress seated and a second term for President Obama underway, what do you expect of jobs and the economy this year?

January 21 to January 27, 2013


Will Congress and President Obama work out a deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff?”

December 3 to December 9, 2012


Did you vote in last week’s presidential election?

November 12 to November 18, 2012


Election 2012: Who gets your vote for President on Nov. 6?

October 29 to November 4, 2012


It’s finally decision time. So, who gets your vote for President on Nov. 6?

October 29 to November 4, 2012


Forget Obama and Romney. Do you prefer Paul Ryan or Joe Biden for vice president?

September 10 to September 16, 2012


Who will be the next President of the United States?

July 2 to July 8, 2012


What coatings segment will benefit most from changes in government policy over the coming years?

April 9 to April 15, 2012


More than a dozen Americans (including painters) have died in recent years from methylene chloride paint strippers. Now the European Union is cracking down on the products. What should the US do?

April 9 to April 15, 2012


How should the U.S. Supreme Court rule on President Obama’s health-care overhaul plan (also known as “Obamacare”)?

April 2 to April 8, 2012


From Bill Clinton’s pot smoking to Newt Gingrich’s marriages, candidates’ personal lives have always loomed large in presidential campaign. But should they?

February 6 to February 12, 2012


When the dust settles, who will be this year’s Republican nominee for President?

January 16 to January 22, 2012


What do you think of the Occupy Wall Street movement? (Please comment!)

November 21 to December 4, 2011


What is the likelihood there will be some sort of government jobs bill before the end of the year?

October 10 to October 16, 2011


Who would make the worst president for the coatings industry in 2012?

September 26 to October 2, 2011


Who will suffer most politically next year from the public anger ignited by the debt battle and its economic fallout?

August 29 to September 4, 2011


House Republicans want to slash transportation spending to the amount brought in by federal gas tax revenues and other existing highway fees. That’s about $215 billion over six years—half of what the Obama administration sought for the program last year. What do you think?

August 8 to August 14, 2011


Congress has increased the national debt ceiling 74 times since 1962. Should it do so again?

July 11 to July 17, 2011


The Republican race for President is heating up. Of the undeclared prospects, whom would you most like to see as a candidate?

June 27 to July 4, 2011


What should the federal government do about environmental regulations in light of weakness in the economy, especially construction?

June 20 to June 26, 2011


What’s ahead for Sarah Palin?

May 23 to May 29, 2011


Two contractors are accused of raking in millions of dollars by running a bogus Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) company to gain federal contracts. What do you think of the DBE and Women/Minority BE programs?

April 18 to April 24, 2011


Who do you hold most responsible for the current federal budget impasse?

April 11 to April 17, 2011


Congress is considering slashing EPA’s and OSHA’s authority and/or funding. How will this affect the coatings industry?

March 21 to March 27, 2011


What do you think of President Obama’s six-year, $556 billion infrastructure/transit proposal?

February 28 to March 6, 2011


What do you think of Sarah Palin as a presidential candidate in 2012?

February 14 to February 20, 2011


Turmoil in the Middle East could jeopardize oil supplies. What would be the most significant effect in the U.S.?

February 7 to February 13, 2011


How will the new divided U.S. government affect the recovery in housing and commercial construction in 2011-2012?

January 31 to February 6, 2011


What should Congress do about the 2010 Health Care Bill?

January 17 to January 23, 2011


What should the US do about gays in the military?

January 3 to January 9, 2011


What should the US do about WikiLeaks owner Julian Assange for leaking hundreds of classified US documents?

December 20 to December 26, 2010


The 10-year-old Bush tax cuts are about to expire. How should Washington handle them?

December 6 to December 12, 2010


What will it take for the U.S. to address its infrastructure crisis?

November 29 to December 5, 2010


What is your opinion of the effect that government gridlock will have if it develops from a divided Congress?

November 8 to November 14, 2010


How do you think the nation’s new crop of elected officials will most affect the coatings industry?

November 8 to November 14, 2010


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