A little more than halfway through the year, total tax collections for Indiana are about $40 million - or 0.5 percent - behind the state's budget plan.
Tax collections exceeded expectations in December, the first time that's happened this fiscal year.
An American Indian tribe is set to open its first Indiana casino to join three it already operates in southwestern Michigan.
State leaders say the underwhelming revenues are a result of explainable outside forces.
Indiana continues to struggle in its new fiscal year as revenues came in below expectations in August.
Indiana taxes farmland mainly on the value of crops the soil can produce. But that calculation has lagged behind the current crop market.
Through four months of the fiscal year, Indiana’s tax collections have yet to meet or exceed projected levels.
Revenue numbers released Friday show Indiana earned nearly $26 million less in sales tax than it expected in September.
The state collected $188.5 million in back taxes during the amnesty period by agreeing to waive late fees, interest and penalties on the delinquent payments.
Indiana is riding a poor streak heading into the last month of the fiscal year: the state’s tax collections fell short of the mark three months in a row.