Hickenlooper’s latest streamlining plan in Natural Resources Dept.

Gov. John Hickenlooper has plans to streamline state government by consolidating two divisions in the Department of Natural Resources.

Hickenlooper plans announce details this afternoon at the state capitol.

The proposal marks the latest step toward changing state functions.

He has also merged two top-level positions: the executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the state’s chief medical officer.

He is  attempting to get the General Assembly to allow Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia to serve as the executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. He’s supporting efforts to consolidate housing and homeless programs in two departments to the Department of Local Affairs.