Dave Umhoefer is a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Watchdog Team. He won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for his investigation into pension padding by Milwaukee County officials. Umhoefer has covered governmental affairs in Milwaukee for 25 years as a reporter and editor. He is a La Crosse native and University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Dave Umhoefer
"You've seen where we're now going from a $700 million surplus to getting into the next biennium with almost a $750 million deficit."
"During my eight years as county executive, we cut the number of county workers by 20 percent."
Recent stories from Dave UmhoeferHigh Five for November: Walker and Burke
Gov. Scott Walker's property-tax claim, his campaign promises and his new book dominated online traffic at PolitiFact Wisconsin in November. A claim by likely Democratic challenger Mary Burke also drew a big audience.Candidates by any other name: Do they smell as sweet?
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Scott Walker became the ubiquitous governor in the days before and after the release of his political memoir, giving one national media interview after another.
We take a look at what he said that's new and note where he made comments related to previous PolitiFact articles.Fact-checking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's new book
Walker may not be as attention-grabbing as some other Republicans, but he's widely considered a possible contender for president in 2016. PolitiFact Wisconsin recently fact-checked his new political memoir, Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge.Fact-checking Gov. Scott Walker's new book
In his new memoir, Gov. Scott Walker recounts how he secretly crafted a plan "that gets rid of the unions and eliminates collective bargaining." He dwells on the state of state government’s finances prior to his election and argues for how much better they are now.
And he takes a few pokes at President Obama’s Washington.
We take a look at how Walker's claims -- new and old -- stack up on the Truth-O-Meter.Promises, promises: Gov. Scott Walker, the Walk-O-Meter and 2014
Barring something unforeseen, Gov. Scott Walker will stand for election for the third time in four years in November 2014. One year out, we examine his record on keeping campaign pledges he made in the 2010 contest. Sneak preview: he's keeping far more than he's breaking.The High Five: Our most-clicked items for September
Reader favorites last month dealt with the jobs picture, the state budget and a review of Truth-O-Meter items on Obamacare just days before the government shutdown.
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Might Gov. Scott Walker's blunt critiques of the Romney campaign come back to haunt his nascent presidential aspirations for 2016?
With our In Context feature, we review the record but will let you decide.Words, audience matter in politically sensitive immigration debate
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It's time for our monthly recap of the five items that received the most page-views at PolitiFact Wisconsin during the previous month.
In June, the NRA, junk food, Scott Walker and Obamacare were on top of the list.
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