The bill would also create a new database run by the state police to track meth labs that have not been decontaminated.
The additional area code will be added using an "overlay" method which will require everyone in the 812 area to start dialing 10 digit phone numbers.
The university cites increased financial literacy for the shift.
Legislators face the tough task of paying for new local programming without any additional funding allocated from the Department of Corrections.
The state has set aside $75 million to help communities tear down abandoned homes they otherwise could not afford to deal with.
At the urging of Governor Mike Pence, the Indiana legislature is weighing whether to eliminate or reduce a tax on business equipment.
The rule classifies automatic gratuities as taxable wages.
After years of trying to reestablish a homeless shelter in Greencastle, two private citizens have purchased a building in which the shelter will be housed.
Some states like Ohio and Pennsylvania use a heavier hand when regulating natural resource extraction on state-owned land.
An initial lease agreement would have saved the facades of the historic buildings but the project was deemed too expensive by the state.