Central Indiana is running out of 317 area codes phone numbers.
Hoosiers’ private information such as addresses and social security numbers may have been published online after being gathered for a federal program.
The recommendation means new phone numbers would have a different area code, while existing numbers would keep the 812 code.
Greg Zoeller says the state needs to do more to crack down on human traffickers and people making illegal robocalls.
The court ruled a state law that requires a live operator on the phone before any recorded message does not violate the right to free speech.
Aid agencies in Monroe and Owen County hope that their relatively new, 2-1-1 phone call can become an industry standard.