MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A state agency found that Senate Democrat Spencer Coggs of Milwaukee did not discriminate against a former aide when he fired her a year ago.
Jana Williams filed a sex discrimination complaint after she was let go.
Coggs' office was downsized after his fellow Democrats lost the majority in the Senate in the 2010 elections.
The State Equal Rights Division ruled in November that Coggs did not discriminate. But the finding did not publicly surface until this week, after Williams filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Board that accused Coggs of making his staff do his political business on the taxpayers' dime -- along with helping out his wife's business.
Williams accused Senate aide Enis Ragland of spending much of his time on Coggs's unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor in 2010.
But a manager of that campaign said it was impossible, because Ragland did not have access to Coggs's campaign computer accounts at the time.
Ragland resigned Thursday. Coggs said he would not return from medical leave after surgery -- and Williams' complaint had nothing to do with his departure.
Meanwhile, Williams is appealing the finding that Coggs did not discriminate against her.