A bill that gives media free access to public school activities is closer to becoming law.
It passed a house committee after a long debate on Friday.
Opponents argued local schools should decide what type of access to allow.
But, supporters said media deserves free access to activities supported by tax payers.
"We had good discussion and as usual we like to hear a lot of discussion on both sides so that out committee members will be able to make a really good, informed decision,” Rep. Roger Solum of Watertown said.
This was a narrow victory for a bill with a 7-6 vote.