A law recently signed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell gives credit union student loans the backing of a state bonding agency, which means that credit unions can offer more student loans at lower rates. At the bill signing from left were: Peter Melchreit, 19, from Wethersfield, Rep. Pam Sawyer, Gov. M. Jodi Rell and Betsy Summers, branch manager of Seasons Federal Credit Union’s Middletown office, where the bill signing ceremony took place. Peter Melchreit works summers at Seasons Credit Union of Middletown and will be attending Syracuse University as a freshman.