The vote Friday was 79-44, five votes short of the two-thirds needed to override a promised veto by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
The bill overturns a decision by the Sebelius administration to deny an air-quality permit to the Hays-based utility over concerns about carbon dioxide emissions. It also deals with other issues and contains various ``green'' provisions to attract support from some lawmakers who aren't enthusiastic about coal plants.
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