Monday, November 24th, 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

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Dave Umhoefer

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Many of these "businesses" will never have employees

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A look at statistics shows it was far from a lock

Recent stories from Dave Umhoefer

Checking Scott Walker on "Meet the Press"

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, fresh from a re-election win that promoted his presidential prospects, went on "Meet the Press" a few days later. How did he do truth-wise?

Positioned to deliver: Scott Walker and his many promises

With a fresh four years and friends dominating the Legislature, Gov. Scott Walker is in a commanding position to enact his agenda. We take a tour of his key campaign promises.   Also: Our most-clicked items from October.

Miscellaneous claims in the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race

For the past week we've taken a look, by topic, at some of the major claims that have been made in the camapign for governor. We conclude with a roundup of claims made by and about Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, that don't fit neatly into a category.

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

Today's topic: Miscellaneous items. Previously published: Taxes, education, jobs, wages and income, business growth and higher education

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.