It's been two months since Attorney General JB Van Hollen unveiled the expanded state crime lab with nearly triple the work space, in conjunction with a team of 17 new DNA analysts.
The state's top cop was elected in 2006 with the promise of clearing Wisconsin's massive DNA back log by his term end in 2010; a goal he says is on track.
"We've found every month we are increasing our productivity there."
Veteran lab analysts are apparently reenergized with the attention they've received from the public. The Republican cites workers are excited that people are intrigued by the work going on now which boost morale and productivity. Additionally, the new analysts are picking up much of the caseload.
Van Hollen says they approach it like a business with management working closely with the staff to determine how to be most efficient. Something he says they are constantly improving upon.