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Gianforte pushes trades education, additional construction as fixes for Montana housing crunch

Standing in front of a luxury apartment complex under construction in Bozeman Thursday, Gov. Greg Gianforte touted his efforts to address Montana's housing affordability crunch by promoting new residential development.

Flanked by construction industry leaders and hi-viz-clad apprentice tradespeople, the governor's press conference focused on his administration's decision to bolster the state's skilled construction workforce by letting companies train more apprentices.

He also pointed to the zoning reform measures and other recommendations published by his Housing Task Force earlier this month,...

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