As the Kansas Legislature's regular session wisped away, business lobbyists patrolled the hallway outside the Senate waiting for a vote that never happened.
They schmoozed. They prodded. They cajoled.
But the Senate never quite had enough votes to overturn Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of a tax bill that supporters say will stop a state tax increase because of a change in the federal tax code.
The tax bill - giving up about $500 million in revenue over three years - died quietly without a dramatic override vote as lawmakers adjourned for a month-long break.
But supporters are not ready . . .