Jeff Yarbro, a Democratic state senator from Nashville, reacts to Gov. Bill Haslam’s address before a joint session of the Tennessee General Assembly Feb. 9. Yarbro supports the Republican governor’s plan to set aside $100 million in the state budget for teacher pay raises. He also hopes discussion continues on Haslam’s “Insure Tennessee” proposal in the regular session. The Medicaid expansion plan died in a special session earlier this month. Yarbro, a freshman lawmaker, is the minority-party caucus chairman Legislature’s upper chamber.