Finance and Expenditure Reports

Transparent Payson is a 527 Political Action Committee. We advocated and were successful in passing two voter-supported propositions as allowed under the Arizona Constitution, and the Town of Payson. The process we used was further codified by the passage of Proposition 105 in 1998.

You will not find our information with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as we are not a federal group. We are subject to the requirements of the IRS as a 527 group. As this is a local issue, we are formed at the local level. That is done through the Town of Payson.  Likewise, county issues and groups are formed at the county level, and state issues and groups are formed at the state level.  The requirements for reporting may be found under Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 16 – Elections and Electors.

Various reports are filed and made public with the Town.  Should you wish to review the public documents, they may be found via Campaign Finance & Expenditure Reports at the Town of Payson as recorded by the Town Clerk.  The 2023 reports are here.  Prior years may be found here.

 

 

 

 

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  • Recent Updates

    • Trial is scheduled for April 19th at 1:30
      We can use your continued support.  Please donate. To finance the Town’s list of projects Town Council increased the TPT/Sales tax.  That tax becomes effective on May 1st.  The rate will be 10.48%.  Some people tithe.  The TPT/ Sales tax rate […]
    • A Court Date Has Been Set With the Town of Payson.
      Despite reports in “newspapers” and statements from pundits, including local elected officials, asserting otherwise, the case of Transparent Payson vs. The Town of Payson has not been resolved.  A court date has been set for a bench […]
    • Donation fun and Varxity resolution.
      Varxity was part of the tri-party agreement with the Town of Payson (TOP) for the Recreation Center/Hockey Rinks/Pool.  After 401 and 402 passed, the TOP withdrew from the agreement.  There may have been a mixup on the signatures required to make it […]
    • Your money, NOT your vote.
      Thank you, KMOG and former Payson Mayor Kenneth Murphy, for the opportunity to discuss the issues with current Mayor Higgins on the KMOG forum on December 29th.  We always appreciate the opportunity to be part of the KMOG discussion.  It was a great […]
    • Did the Mayor call voters a “mob?”
      A quick year-end update.  We are very hopeful that everyone has a wonderful holiday season. The court case against the Town moves at a glacial pace.  The last court hearing was November 30th.  There is little to report on that front.  That sounds […]
    • Hopes are dashed.Groundhog Day Tax Increase
      The movie Groundhog Day is cute.  Bill Murray’s character, weatherman Phil Connors, repeatedly gets stuck in the same day.  A film buff worked it out to be thirty-three years and 350 days. In the end, Bill/Phil gets the girl.  Maybe it was […]
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