Wis. gov. silent about raid on state worker's home

September 15, 2011 - 6:05 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker isn't discussing an investigation into a state agency official despite opponents' calls for him to say what he knows about why FBI agents raided her home a day earlier.

Agents on Wednesday raided the home of woman who held a top spot in Walker's office when he was Milwaukee County executive then followed Walker into state government.

The raid comes amid an ongoing secret county investigation, which the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports focuses on whether county staffers in Walker's office did political work on the taxpayer dime. The newspaper cites unnamed people familiar with the case.

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm declined to comment Thursday.

Walker was away campaigning for Republicans in Kentucky but spokesman Cullen Werwie says his office won't comment about the investigation.