WASHINGTON - The vendor leasing industry won a victory in California last week with Gov. Pete Wilson's veto of a bill to consolidate the state's $100 million of annual equipment lease contracts into public lease offerings.

The veto, which came at nearly the last minute possible by law Wednesday night, puts the bill in limbo, according to Jody Fuji, legislative aide to state Assemblyman Rusty Areias, D-Gilroy, the bill's author. She said Areias has not decided whether he will push it again next year.

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