Tax collections were off in the month of October by $4 million dollars. The drop in tobacco revenue makes up the majority of the shortfall.
The tobacco tax brought in $2.6 million less than expected in October.
That shortfall has prompted criticism of the GOP push to cut the tax by a dime back in June.
In a sharply worded press release about the overall budget House Democrats said it doesn’t make sense to “make college more expensive and cigarettes cheaper.”