State Treasurer Kathleen Brown last week accused Gov. Pete Wilson of being "out of touch with middle-income families for vetoing legislation to create a "Cal-Loans" program providing low-cost college loans.

Senate Bill 589, written by state Sen. Patrick Johnston, D-Stockton, was designed to leverage $6.5 million in existing funds contained in the California Student Loan Authority to finance up to $200 million in low-cost loans.

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