What Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch endorsed this week wouldn't tilt the balance of power. It would simply require that future transportation projects be objectively "scored" based on their benefits. An administration that elevated a lower rated project above a higher rated one would then have to formally explain why. It would not prohibit a governor from making this choice, so it wouldn't have potentially spared the Red Line. It would have only required that Mr. Hogan or his transportation officials blather on about why, for instance, spending millions to widen a little-traveled state highway in Western Maryland was regarded as a more pressing concern than helping a damaged city get back on its feet. Which, of course, he has been asked to do by lawmakers, transportation advocates and the press many, many times.