The First Minister asks each of the three opposition leaders for talks over plans to cut the number of Welsh councils
The Welsh Government will get its spending plans passed with the help of opposition parties whose criticism is increasing
Plaid Cymru calls for a wide range of powers, including policing and criminal justice, to be devolved as soon as possible
In the Senedd, Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams has called for a specific anti-extremism strategy for Wales following the revelations that two Cardiff men appeared in an Iraqi Islamist recruitment video. Kirsty Williams said:
– Kirsty Williams AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat leader
Last year, the UK Government set up the Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Task Force to look into the issue. While this is welcome, this should be backed by a specific Welsh anti-extremism strategy to ensure that our communities remains safe.
People will of course be very worried and upset that men who have grown up here in Wales have resorted to joining extreme and dangerous groups. Not only do we need to remember that these men are very much in a minority, but we must also look at the potential causes that have led them to take these drastic measures.
Labour's Shadow Scottish Secretary tells our Political Editor Adrian Masters that 'in the first year of power [Labour] will be passing more powers for Scotland and for Wales.'
Margaret Curran is due to speak at an event in the National Assembly for Wales organised by the Institute of Welsh Affairs. She's expected to promise that if Labour wins next year's UK Election it 'will not take the Union for granted.'
And she's due to acknowledge that September's independence referendum has been a 'wake-up call' for those who think the United Kingdom's nations are stronger together.
Plaid Cymru is urging other parties to support its bid to rename the Assembly as 'the National Parliament of Wales.'
Plaid has tabled an amendment to the Wales Bill, which is being debated by MPs and which would introduce financial powers and other changes.
Plaid Cymru's Parliamentary Leader Elfyn Llwyd, who is behind the amendment, describes the proposal as 'common sense.'
This amendment, if passed, would enforce a simple change - that the Assembly be officially named the National Parliament of Wales.
The Wales Bill already makes provision for officially changing the name of the Welsh Assembly Government to the Welsh Government. It is only right and proper that the institution's name also reflects its status as a full law-making body, as it has been since the 2011 referendum on further powers.
– Elfyn Llwyd MP, Plaid Cymru
The leaders of other parties in Wales have already spoken in favour of this change. We hope that our straightforward and common sense amendment attracts them and their parties' support.
The National Assembly for Wales has been named as one of the top 50 employers of women in the UK by The Times newspaper.
The awards recognise the work carried out by organisations that help women balance their work and family lives.
Presiding officer, Dame Rosemary Butler AM, said: "Women make up more than half of the population so we need a balanced workforce to reflect that. A more balanced workforce allows wider ideas and views to feed into the the workplace and, i believe, produces better results.
"The assembly has a proud record in providing all staff with opportunities to strike a better work-life balance and deserves this recognition."
The assembly has been recognised for providing a range of flexible working options including term-time working, part-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
Assembly Members are preparing to debate moves that some claim would effectively ban smacking. Sara Reid, the Campaign Co-ordinator for Children Are Unbeatable Cymru says the proposal is well within the Assembly's powers.
It seems the Welsh Government is trying to meet the concerns of supporters of a smacking ban but it may not be enough to stop them voting for one later. Welsh Lib Dem leader Kirsty Williams says she thinks ministers will offer 'another opportunity' to vote on the issue as part of another bill.
She thought that would mean the matter was unlikely to pushed to a vote. But other sources suggest the offer of 'another opportunity' isn't definite enough to win over Plaid and Lib Dem members who are backing an amendment to the Social Services and Well Being Bill.
If it does come to a vote, the amendment is unlikely to win because I understand Labour AMs will be obliged by the Chief Whip to vote against. It's still unclear whether or not at least two Labour AMs will rebel, but the majority will still be enough to defeat it.
Some of the parents at Café Junior, a play and coffee shop in Cardiff, tell our Political Editor their views on smacking children and whether or not the Welsh Government should introduce a law banning it.
Supporters of a smacking ban say that if Assembly Members back an amendment to the Social Services and Well Being Bill, it will effectively introduce a ban into Welsh law. Welsh Ministers are opposed to using the Bill as a backdoor means of introducing a ban.
That means Labour AMs will be expected to vote against it which forces Labour supporters of a ban to make a difficult decision. One of those, Julie Morgan, told me on last night's Sharp End that she would wait to hear what the minister says before deciding whether or not to rebel.
Welsh Liberal Democrats have a free vote. One senior AM, Peter Black, told me he'd be supporting the amendment which he pointed out doesn't actually introduce a ban, but simply removes a defence of 'reasonable punishment.' I'll report back on how other parties and AMs are likely to vote.
Assembly Members have observed a minute's silence in the Senedd chamber in honour of Nelson Mandela. Prior to that, party leaders including the First Minister, paid tribute to the late South African leader.