They "found" it, but it just didn't pass the smell test. This passage from Bluegrass Policy Blog sums it up:
"The "substantial" support includes twenty Senators who said they would either vote for, consider, or not rule out a cigarette tax increase."
"In other words, there is insufficient support in the Senate for a cigarette tax increase."
Reality is slowly setting in:
A noncommittal answer from a politician is the same as a polite "no." The big tax increase parade to save the state from spending cut doom just isn't going to happen. Accept it and get ready for a combination of smallish spending cuts that solve nothing and massive borrowing we can't afford.