Stacey Barchenger, North Jersey News

Stacey Barchenger

North Jersey News

Lakewood Township, NJ, United States

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Past:
  • The Asbury Park Press NJ
  • USA TODAY
  • MyCentralJersey
  • WWL-TV
  • wusa9
  • 11Alive Atlanta
  • 12 News
  • KHOU
  • ksdk.com
  • WLTX
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Recent articles by Stacey:

NJ to ban vaping? Move on to cut sales, raise taxes and double penalties in underage sales

Lawmakers want to ban vaping liquids with appealing flavors like strawberry and chocolate chip cookie, as well as increase fines and taxes on vapes. → Read More

Should NJ pause $15 minimum wage in recession? Some lawmakers think so

Lawmakers on Thursday will discuss a proposal to suspend the minimum wage schedule if the state loses jobs or revenues. → Read More

Election 2019 is done. Now suburban New Jersey towns are targets for 2020

Election 2019 is over, and the attention turns to the fight over President Donald Trump and Congress. Some towns are seeing loyalties shift. → Read More

Legal weed, immigrant driver's licenses: These issues may see action now that NJ election is over

Legal weed, immigrant driver's licenses and banning plastic bags are among the topics for lawmakers to tackle in the lame duck session. → Read More

NJ election: Read these stories about double-dipping Assembly incumbents before you vote

All 80 New Jersey Assembly seats are on the Nov. 5 ballot. What you should know before going to vote. → Read More

Highlights from Gov. Phil Murphy's 2018 tax returns: A fancy couch and foreign finances

The New Jersey governor’s income during his first full year in office fell to $2.2 million, its lowest in nine years. Here's what else we found. → Read More

NJ election: Voters will decide to expand veterans property tax deduction

On Nov. 5, New Jersey voters will decide whether to expand the state's property tax deduction to more veterans who live in a specific type of retirement community. → Read More

NJ may be next to allow college athletes to seek endorsements

New Jersey senators want college athletes to be able to get endorsement deals, an idea opposed by the NCAA. → Read More

NJ lawmakers cost you millions by holding a second public job. Who are they really working for?

In New Jersey, at least 37 legislators have a second government job or contract paid for with state tax dollars. → Read More

NJ lawmaker's law firm offered to 'discredit' victims in sexual assault cases

Language related to victims of sexual assault used on NJ Assemblyman Jon Bramnick's website is drawing concern it fuels victim blaming. → Read More

Lead in NJ water: Murphy announces more tests, repairs to keep kids safe

NJ will work to make it easier for parents to see where lead is contaminating school water, Gov. Phil Murphy says. And it will order more tests. → Read More

Lead in NJ water: Lawmakers urge state to use $100M now to fix schools

Two top NJ senators blast Gov. Phil Murphy's administration for not spending $100 million set aside to deal with lead contamination in schools. → Read More

High lead levels in NJ school water add to need for action, Murphy and lawmakers say

The prevalence of lead found at hundreds of schools in recent years shows the extent of the hazard, Gov. Phil Murphy said. → Read More

Lakewood rabbi was 'totally devoted' at all hours, mourners say

Rabbi Shlomo Gissinger was mourned by thousands in the Orthodox Jewish community in Lakewood on Friday. → Read More

New Jersey's 'aid-in-dying' law reinstated by appeals court

An appellate court on Tuesday reversed a judge's order preempting physicians from giving terminally ill patients life-ending medications. → Read More

NJ appeals judge's order stalling state's new aid-in-dying law

A judge halted the new state law allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives with medical help. The state is appealing. → Read More

NJ lawmaker shamed his 74-cent tip, now he's talking to a lawyer and defending himself

It was the last night of vacation and he says the service was bad so he left a 74-cent tip. Then a state lawmaker got angry and took to Twitter. → Read More

Customer leaves a 74-cent tip, NJ lawmaker calls him 'jerk' on Twitter

Declan O'Scanlon heard complaints at a restaurant that a waitress got 74 cents for a tip on a check over $100. He named the bad tipper on Twitter. → Read More

NJ lawmakers made mistakes telling income to public, look to change 'confusing' forms

They made errors on the forms telling the public how much they make. Now some lawmakers want the forms changed, saying they're 'confusing.' → Read More

NJ aims to help victims of gun violence in wake of mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso

"We will continue to do more," Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver said, signing bills to combat gun violence just days after slayings in Ohio and Texas. → Read More