Hoyt, who had been chairman of the local government committee, was named Assembly majority whip -- one of 42 leadership or committee chair titles that carry financial stipends, also known as a lulu.
Although Hoyt loses a committee post, the move brings him an extra $18,000 annual stipend beyond his base salary of $79,500; his local government committee paid him a lulu of $15,000.
The stipend for the post now held by Peoples-Stokes pays $11,000.
The only other Western New York Democrat in the Democratic-controlled Assembly getting a leadership title or committee chairmanship job is Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, a Kenmore Democrat. He keeps the longtime position he has held as economic development committee chairman.