Eric Litke

Eric Litke is a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and PolitiFact Wisconsin. He previously worked at USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin from 2005 to 2018. He started out covering cops, courts and breaking news for The Sheboygan Press, then moved to a full-time investigative role in 2012 with the formation of a statewide investigative team. Eric grew up in Port Washington and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul.

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Eric Litke

Recent stories from Eric Litke

Dissecting the spin on manufacturing numbers

The chairmen of Wisconsin's Republican and Democratic parties asserted in the same TV appearance that Wisconsin manufacturing jobs are up under Trump and down in the last year. Can both be true?

Fact-checking guns ahead of Wisconsin's special session

With the Wisconsin Legislature about to convene a special session on gun control, here's a collection of our recent gun-related fact checks.

Evers stalls out on several promises

We update our Evers-O-Meter on a series of campaign promises.

Is Ron Johnson right to call Donald Trump the nation’s “chief law enforcement officer”?

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is the latest to refer to President Donald Trump as America's "chief law enforcement officer" while defending Trump's actions. Is that title -- and its implications -- accurate?

Rounding up our Lena Taylor fact checks

We round up our fact checks of state Sen. Lena Taylor as she announces plans to challenge incumbent Tom Barrett in the 2020 Milwaukee mayoral election.

Looking back on our Sean Duffy fact checks

We round up some of our fact checks of U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy as he announces he is leaving office in September.

Promises kept, broken, stalled in latest Evers-O-Meter updates

We update several promises from Gov. Tony Evers in the wake of his first completed budget.

Update on how Evers is faring on promises

Update on how Gov. Tony Evers is faring on promises. 

Budget battle puts some Evers promises in doubt

We check out progress on Gov. Tony Evers' promises related to health care

Evers-O-Meter: Budget makes progress on schools, roads promises

We check out progress on Gov. Tony Evers' promises related to education spending, the Affordable Care Act lawsuit and more