Tom Kertscher

Tom Kertscher worked for newspapers in Oklahoma, Illinois and California before joining the Journal Sentinel in 1998. At the Journal Sentinel, he has covered a variety of local government and courts beats. A Cedarburg native, he has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree from Ohio State University.   

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Tom Kertscher

False

Businesses 'consume' insurance, he says

Recent stories from Tom Kertscher

Fact checking the Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates

Also: Despite the repeated claims, why 18 "school shootings" in '18 is misleading.

18 school shootings already in '18? Not so fast

Misleading figure spreads in wake of Florida school shooting. 

High Five: Donald Trump, Tammy Baldwin, Scott Walker in our most-clicked fact checks

Claims on immigration, tax cuts, conservatives' spending against Baldwin drew most page views in January 2018.

In Context: Ron Johnson's 'secret society'

Fleshing out his explosive charge and then backing down.

Fact-checking review of Scott Walker's State of the State

Via Twitter, our live look at his speech.

Preview: Scott Walker's 'State of the State'

Speech likely to highlight claims about employment, school funding, tax cuts, more.

Retiring Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn on the Truth-O-Meter

Juvenile car thieves 'get sent home'? Second arrest for pot a felony, but for a gun, a misdemeanor?

High Five for December 2017

The fact checks with the most page-views that month featured U.S. House members

Our top 10 of 2017

Also: Claims we rated True in 2017 and claims we rated Pants on Fire.

On the eve of the votes, 4 fact checks on the GOP tax plan

Checking statements by Paul Ryan, Gwen Moore and a Democratic candidate for governor.