With exactly half the seats in the Assembly, Labour needs at least one of the other parties to support its budget or abstain.
The so-called 'supertoy' is the brainchild of an Aberdare entrepreneur and is set to go into production following an online funding drive.
Gareth Wyn Jones has been given an award by the National Farmers' Union for his regular farming updates on Twitter.
Opposition party Plaid Cymru respond to the latest RAC figures which show workers in Wales are most reliant on a car or van to get to work. The Welsh Government say they acknowledge there needs to be a better public transport system.
These statistics make a compelling case for a South Wales Metro - a longstanding Plaid Cymru campaign.
A Metro would transform public transport in south Wales, better connecting towns and cities and offering people a more reliable and regular service than trains or buses.
– Jonathan Edwards MP
"A Welsh Metro has been costed at between £1bn and £1.5bn over the next 15 years. This is the kind of long-term infrastructure investment needed to boost the Welsh economy by bringing people closer together and making travel quicker and easier throughout the region.
Phillip Gomm from the RAC foundation says there's been a significant rise in the cost of running a car in the last decade.
He speaks after a report by the RAC showed that people in Wales rely on their car, more than anywhere else in the UK. The Welsh Government acknowledges that public transport is crucial.
The RAC says workers in Wales are buying and running cars they can't afford as there are no other transport options to get them to 'the office'. The Welsh Government acknowledges that public transport is crucial.
– A Welsh Government spokesperson
We are aware of the financial pressures facing people in Wales. Even though our budgets have been stretched by the cuts imposed by the UK government, we are aiming to create an accessible and affordable public transport system that offers a viable alternative to the car. This is a key part of our plans to tackle poverty and create jobs.
A report out by the RAC reveals a record number of people are now reliant on a car or van to go to work. 16.7 million workers in England and Wales get to 'the office' either by driving themselves or catching a lift. Here are a few more facts and figures for Wales:
- Welsh commuters more dependent on cars for getting to work than rest of UK
- Blaenau Gwent is the most car-dependent with 82% of workers using a car or van
- Cardiff is the least car-dependent but even here 62% of those employed use a car or van
- In Wales 74.2% of workers commute by car or van. The figure for England is 62.7%.
- The average length of a car journey to work in Wales is 9.5 miles (19 miles for a round trip)
A record number of workers in Wales rely on a car or van to get them to work - more than any other area of Britain.
And it's Blaenau Gwent - one of the poorest areas of the country - where there are the fewest bus or train alternatives for getting to work.
The RAC, which published today's figures, says some people are even put off from taking up a job because they just can't afford the commute.
It also says the poorest car-owning households are spending more than a quarter of their disposable income on buying and running a vehicle.
"Transport poverty is a real threat to the economy. There would be uproar if domestic heating was taxed at 60% so why is it acceptable for road fuel to attract such high taxation?", says Professor Stephen Glaister, director of the RAC Foundation.
The RAC is calling on the government to act on what it calls 'transport poverty'.
"Westminster politicians must remember how the nation actually travels to work. People are still driving despite a decade in which the cost of running a car has outstripped wage inflation. The reason for this is that most people have no practical choice." says Prof Glaister.
Elkay Electrical in Newtown is to close by the end of the year with up to 40 jobs being lost.
The Welsh Government says senior managers of the company declined an offer to discuss further potential avenues of support, in a bid to try and save the facility.
Montgomeryshire AM, Russell George said, "I am extremely saddened to hear the confirmation of the closure of Elkay Electrical; this is devastating news for everyone affected. This will be a particular blow to the community and on the run-in to Christmas, really doesn’t come at a worse time."
Staff are understood to have been issued with redundancy notices .
Welsh companies are being urged to bid for business on Europe's biggest construction project, Crossrail. The company says the £14.8 billion project to build a rail link across London will create 75,000 business opportunities and it wants to encourage more Welsh companies to get on board.
Crossrail is already benefitting Welsh companies. Cardiff based Celsa UK has supplied 50,000 tonnes of steel. It's sent to depots in Cardiff, Neath and Newport where it's manufactured into steel cages destined for 10 Crossrail sites. The order has created 80 temporary jobs.
"A number of companies from Wales have already won work, but as we enter peak construction, it’s vital that firms from this part of the world continue to seize the opportunities that will be on offer,” says Terry Morgan Crossrail's Chairman who grew up in Cwmbran.
The drive to get more Welsh business involved comes after Wales failed to secure many contracts in the build up to the London 2012 Olympics. The Crossrail project is on a scale nearly double the size of the Olympics.
The Culture and Sport minister, John Griffiths says the Welsh Government are going to continue to invest money into the Wales coastal path.
A recent survey has found the coastal path attracted nearly 3 million visitors in its first year, which has meant a £32m boost for the economy.
– Culture and Sport Minister, John Griffiths
The Path is not only helping to raise the international profile of Wales but it is also growing the Welsh economy and bringing tourist spend and attracting new visitors to our coastal towns and villages.
We are continuing to invest in improvements to the Path so that the visitor experience is good and people, communities and local business benefit from an association with it.
Visitors to Wales' coastal path have helped to boost the Welsh economy by £32m in the last year.
The results from two surveys has found that nearly three million people were attracted to the welsh coast last year, of which 95% were visiting on a walking holiday.
The 'Visitors Survey' has also shown that local businesses have benefitted from the increased tourism.
32% of businesses taking part in the survey say the Wales Coast Path will become more important in future to the success of their business in the future.
The coastal path was opened in May last year and stretches 870 miles from Flintshire to Chepstow.
With a month to go until Christmas Eve, people are being encouraged to shop locally as Plaid Cymru are launching their 'Local Christmas' campaign:
– Leanne Wood AM, Plaid Cymru Party Leader
Wales' economy is built on small traders and businesses and they contribute a great deal to the local economy. When money is spent in a local independent shop, that money stays locally."
Last year a study by HSBC found that people in Wales were Britain's biggest Christmas spenders. They predicted we'd splash out £656 each on average, with £484 of that being spent on gifts.