Brownback administration officials believe they have the authority to change Medicaid to a managed-care program without any special legislation. But lawmakers from both parties want a special committee to monitor the performance of the private companies that will run the program, the Kansas Health Institute News Service reported. "As legislators we have a responsibility to provide oversight, to provide a check and balance, to hold state agencies accountable," said Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka. "This is going to be a huge contract. The only thing we spend more money on is education." Rep. Brenda Landwehr, R-Wichita, also supports an oversight committee.