Here's how the LA Times describes the various resolutions. (The bulleting is mine.)
- Issue: a loophole that allows owners of luxury yachts to avoid paying the sales tax on them by keeping the yachts in Mexico for three months.
Resolution: [C]lose the loophole for two years and study its impact on the [yachting] industry.
[The] Republicans [had] warned that closing [this loophole] would wreck the state's yacht industry.[!]
The governor ultimately joined Democrats to push for the change. "Arnold, God love him, he went to bat on it," Burton said.
- Issue: [a law that] allows workers to file multimillion-dollar lawsuits against their employers for a variety of offensives — some of them as small as using the wrong size type on posters that inform employees of their rights.
Resolution: [Employees may] sue for major violations, but only if the Labor and Workforce Development Agency refuses to act. [No] suits for such minor violations as failure to post labor rules.
- Issue: [A] law that restricts schools from contracting out for transportation, janitorial and other noninstructional services to companies that pay below union wage.
Resolution: The Democrats agreed to some concessions, but Republicans said they weren't enough.
I wish I knew more about this compromise. Neither the NY Times nor the Sacramento Bee had any details.