And after a blissfully not-at-all-peaceful year for us, Arduin has once again appeared back in Alaska.
Holland brings nearly three decades of state experience to the job.
The architect of Dunleavy’s budget is stepping into an advisory role.
A look behind the scenes.
Legislators have been deeply critical of the proposal, saying not only would it cost Alaska more but it would make Alaska less safe.
A week before investigators uncovered an assault at the psychiatric hospital, a deputy commissioner was talking about the discovery in the past tense.
Some legislators walked away feeling that no economic analysis had been done before the budget was submitted to the Legislature.
Department of Administration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka said she was unsure if she would be able to meet with legislators to talk about the budget.
Even pro-Dunleavy legislators say they don’t see the vision for a better Alaska in the governor’s budget.
The move would punch more multi-million dollar holes in budgets along the TAPS route, but the biggest impacts would be felt by the North Slope Borough and Valdez.