Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Dave Umhoefer

Watchdog reporter

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.

Email: dumhoefer@journalsentinel.com

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Claims in the Mary Burke-Scott Walker race about higher education

The cost of higher education -- and even Gov. Scott Walker's experience as an undergraduate -- have been fodder for statements in the race between Walker and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke.

Claims in the Mary Burke-Scott Walker race about business growth

The growth in new businesses and the use of tax breaks in the pursuit of business growth have led to several claims from Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Mary Burke that we’ve checked on the Truth-O-Meter.

Claims in the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race about income and wages

Alongside jobs, Gov. Scott Walker and his challenger, Mary Burke, have sparred over how Wisconsinites have fared in terms of wages and income.

Claims in the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race about jobs

Scott Walker’s promise to create 250,000 private-sector jobs -- made when he was a candidate in 2010 and rated by us as a Promise Broken -- has reverberated throughout the 2014 campaign for governor. Both he, challenger Mary Burke and others have made a number of jobs-related claims. Here’s how we’ve rated some key ones.

Claims in the Mary Burke-Scott Walker race about taxes and state budget

How much Wisconsinites have, and will, pay in taxes has been fertile ground for statements made by Mary Burke and Gov. Scott Walker during the 2014 gubernatorial campaign.

How Scott Walker and Mary Burke have fared on the Truth-O-Meter

This weekend's topic: Higher education. Previously published: Taxes, education, jobs, wages and income and business growth.

Claims in the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race about education

When it comes to education issues, Act 10, private school vouchers and public school funding have been key topics in statements we've rated on the Truth-O-Meter. 

Mary Burke, Scott Walker rely on old favorites in final debate

Their first meeting featured a lot of tried and True, but Friday’s second debate between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke bent more towards tried and False.

Previewing Walker-Burke II: Keep these facts in mind

They can duck, bob, weave, embellish and distort, but Scott Walker and Mary Burke will have plenty of facts at their command for their second debate Friday. If they read our debate preview, that is.   Related: Latest jobs tally shows uptick

Burke, Walker wield truth as tool in first debate

In their first debate, Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke trotted out dueling visions of the state's economy and the impact of Walker's tax and spending cuts. We take a look at key claims from the debate.