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
Recent stories from Dave UmhoeferScott Walker on gay marriage ban ruling: "I don't have any choice" but to appeal. Is he right?
Gov. Scott Walker says his oath of office rather than political calculations explain his appeal of a federal court decision overturning Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage. We examine how much discretion, if any, he had.Fact-checking recent claims about climate change
As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked.In Context: Gov. Scott Walker's much-scrutinized comments on the state's gay marriage ban
Supporters and critics of Gov. Scott Walker parsed his recent comments on gay marriage. We examine the transcript and compare it to his past words and deeds on the issue.Fact-checking recent claims about climate change
As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked.Attacks and claims about climate change heat up the Truth-O-Meter
As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, Sen. Marco Rubio and other politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checkedDigging into Scott Walker’s talk of 17,000 job-producing new businesses
Pivoting from his promise of 250,000 new jobs in one term, Gov. Scott Walker is talking up the idea that 17,000 new business entities in the state could get him to that mark in 2015 if he wins a second term. We examine the reality behind his rosy scenario.Burke, Walker and the promises of 2014
After deliberately avoiding talking specifics early in her campaign for governor, Democrat Mary Burke has cranked up the pledge machine in her bid to defeat Republican Scott Walker. We take an early look at what both candidates have promised so far.The High Five for March: jobs, guns, poverty
Readers flocked to items that sought to settle the facts and shed light on Wisconsin's employment picture, Rep. Paul Ryan's comments on poverty, Senator Ron Johnson's take on gun-control and the state of the state budget.The battle over early voting access: How many votes are really at stake?
Political scientists don't see a dramatic difference in overall voter turnout when early voting is expanded or limited, but there's emerging evidence that African-American turnout falls when the chance to vote early is reduced.Walker, Dems tilt (a bit) toward True on State of the State night
With the 2014 elections approaching fast, Republican Gov. Scott Walker rolled out his state of the state speech, touting an improved economy and a big budget surplus. He and Democratic opponents recycled several of their greatest hits.
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