The cost of redundancy
We know that councils are shedding staff but we now know how much it is costing.
Figures obtained by BBC Wales show the redundancy bills for the 22 local authorities were more than £30m in the past financial year.
That's a rise of 78%. Over the past three years the redundancy bill is nearly £80m.
But in a way it's not a surprise because more people are being made redundant.
We've contacted all 22 councils, so far half have come back and they say their head counts have been reduced by around 1,500.
M4 relief road: brave or reckless?
I've been covering the political fallout from the announcement late on Wednesday afternoon, by the Transport Minister Edwina Hart, that a £1bn relief road is going to be built south of Newport, and what is clear is how polarised opinion is.
There are those, led by Plaid Cymru, who have called it reckless, while there are those, led by the CBI, who are delighted.
What does Welsh Secretary David Jones's departure mean?
One immediate question that springs to mind is what does David Jones' departure mean for relations between the Welsh and UK governments?
There was always going to be tension, after all one side is Labour and the other Conservative at a time when David Cameron has called Offa's Dyke "the line between life and death".
Welsh Secretary David Jones out after cabinet reshuffle
David Jones pulled no punches when it came to the performance of the Welsh government...
Williams Commission: not just lines on the map
It often comes up that I, and my colleagues in the media, are obsessed about lines on the map when it comes to reform of the public sector.
What they mean by that is local government reorganisation.
'Yes Minister' - the importance of civil servants
There have been some fascinating elements to the Alun Davies story.
For a start it revealed the importance of ministers getting on with their civil servants.
Joining forces: Local councils urged to merge
It's another significant week for council re-organisation before assembly members disappear for their summer holidays.
The Welsh government gives its official response to the Williams Commission which recommended that the existing 22 local authorities should be reduced by around half through a series of mergers.
The minister, the email account, and the racetrack
I'm told Carwyn Jones had to think hard about his decision not to sack his environment minister Alun Davies for breaking the ministerial code.
That would suggest it could have gone either way.
Groundhog day on Valleys rail plans
I'm sure Jane Hutt would say she has had better starts to her working week than listening to the Welsh Secretary David Jones address hundreds of planning experts at a conference in Cardiff.
But Wales' finance minister was in the audience when Mr Jones started calling on her government to adopt the kind of reforms of the planning system that have been introduced in England.