HARRISBURG (AP) – State, county, and city governments in PA will receive about $13 billion from the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue package making its way through Congress. The Independent Fiscal Office told the Senate Appropriations Committee that the state’s share of that will be about $7.3 billion while the other $5.7 billion will go to local governments. They say governments can use the money to pay for costs associated with the pandemic or backfill revenue losses inflicted by the pandemic’s effects. The Independent Fiscal Office projected a $2.5 billion deficit for state government next year.