Governor Rick Snyder spoke Wednesday on The Richard Piet Show, looking back on a year with ups and downs.

Snyder stands behind a roads funding bill that some criticize as being short-sighted, given it relies on a financial climate several years from now.

"It was an accomplishment," Snyder said on WBCK. "This usually takes 10-15 years to get done, and we got it done."

The governor also discussed the recent announcement that the Air National Guard base in Battle Creek would be the site of a new cyber security unit.

"Michigan's been a leader in cyber security, and Battle Creek has been leading location in that for the last several years," Snyder said.

He also discussed his position on the Syrian refugee issue and what is being done in Battle Creek to help fill skilled trades jobs - which is getting his attention.

Hear the entire interview by clicking the player below.

Hear The Richard Piet Show weekday mornings from 5:30-9 on WBCK.