Paul Fanlund is editor and publisher of The Capital Times. A longtime Madisonian, he was a State Journal reporter and editor before becoming a vice president of Madison Newspapers. He joined the Cap Times in 2006.
Madison is paralleling Seattle to such an extent that a Cap Times Ideas Fest panel this year asked: "How does Madison not become Seattle?” One way is by keeping big money out of local politics.
A short-lived Lafayette County proposal to limit public information about water quality studies and “prosecute” media members who don’t print verbatim press releases would be funny if it weren’t so disheartening.