The Legislative Committee includes volunteers from a wide range of interests including businesses of all sizes, manufacturing, resorts, city and county government, education, and the health care industry. This important function of the Chamber provides a link between business and lawmakers who can impact changes important to the economic health of the area. The committee works closely with legislators, informing them of the Chamber’s positions on various legislation. The Chamber also shares its positions on issues with the Minnesota State Chamber of Commerce to provide a voice for the Alexandria area. Issues of focus by the Chamber and the Legislative Committee include economic development, business tax relief, K-12 education, health care issues, transportation funding, law enforcement and prison expenditures, environmental issues, housing, emergency services, water quality, and resort preservation.