A tentative contract agreement has been reached between the state and its public employee unions. It's a four-year deal retroactive to July first of 2013. State employees will receive two-percent wage increases three times over the next 18 months. For the first time the unions have agreed to health insurance deductibles and there will also be increases for medical and pharmaceutical co-pays. The contract must still be ratified by members of Council 94, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, and a coalition of smaller unions.