A day after the state Senate Ethics Committee voted 3-2 to dismiss a complaint against LD6 Senator Wendy Rogers, her former assistant Michael Polloni has filed a $500-thousand claim against the state. The claim is the first step before Polloni can file a lawsuit against Rogers. She is accused of berating her former legislative assistant by making comments about his weight and telling him he had to work after testing positive for COVID-19. He also accuses her of making him make campaign phone calls from her office at the Capitol. Rogers has denied the allegations. Polloni’s lawyer says legal action against Rogers may happen at a later date.