Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a proclamation Wednesday calling lawmakers back to the Capitol for a special session to begin the following morning. 

Alaska's Constitution gives the governor authority to call a 30-day special session. In the past, the Legislature has gone to special session during times of political gridlock when lawmakers couldn't agree on the Permanent Fund dividend and other budget negotiations.

The governor said in his proclamation that lawmakers must settle debates on crime, the state's budget, education funding and the PFD.

On Thursday, a conference committee made up of members from the House and Senate compromised on House Bill 49. The bill was transmitted by the governor in January and aims to repeal portions of Senate Bill 91 which has been linked to increased crime rates.

The Legislature has until June 14 to decide on the items designated by the governor.

Here's a look back at the days leading up to the 2019 special session and what's next for the Legislature:

 
 
 
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More from the 2019 special session:

Highlights from the 31st Alaska Legislature:

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