A Conservative AM says the independent pay review board should focus on making it easier for people caring for children and older people to become AMs.
There's been a strong backlash after it was revealed that the board has recommended an increase amounting to nearly £10,000.
Antoinette Sandbach says she can't support the increase but says there must be financial support to bring down barriers that prevent single parents and other carers from standing for election.
The Conservatives have broadly welcomed the go-ahead for the M4 relief motorway but claimed that today's announcement by Economy and Transport Minister Edwina Hart could trigger legal challenges.
I understand the report into allegations against a Welsh cabinet minster is being considered by the First Minister. The First Minister asked the Permanent Secretary to investigate allegations that Alun Davies breached the ministerial code. Read more details here.
A Welsh Government spokesperson says Carwyn Jones will make his position clear 'in due course' but won't say when that will be. The Welsh Conservatives say a statement is 'overdue.' Tory AM Antoinette Sandbach, who wrote urging an investigation, has tabled an urgent question to the First Minister.
Shadow Rural Affairs minister Antoinette Sandbach has welcomed the Welsh Government's decision to halt work on its Control of Dogs bill.
The Welsh Conservatives have welcomed what they say is a 'very late u-turn' on financial aid from the Welsh Government on financial aid for farmers badly hit by last month's snow. The Natural Resources Minister Alun Davies has announced that £500,000 will be channelled through farming charities.
The announcement came after the Assembly's Presiding Officer ruled that the minister should answer an emergency question on the issue from the Mongomeryshire AM, Russell George.
The Farmers' Union of Wales claims that the resignation of a scientist from the Welsh Government’s bovine TB eradication programme highlights what it calls the 'flawed nature' of the u-turn on holding a badger cull. Prof Chris Pollock is an expert in biological, environmental and rural sciences.
Environment Minister John Griffiths halted a cull in Pembrokeshire and ordered vaccination instead. He's accepted the professor's resignation with regret. The shadow minister, Antoinette Sandbach, says it's damning for the minister to lose the confidence of one of his scientific advisors.