Robert DeLeo orders new scrutiny for free-spending Cultural Council

The free-spending Mass Cultural Council is facing pressure on Beacon Hill, with House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo pushing tight scrutiny on the arts agency to curb the lavish dinners out, pricey hotel stays, trips to California and other perks.

“We wanted to really make sure that that money is going where it should be going, to cultural activities as opposed to some of the trips and other niceties,” DeLeo told reporters.

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