In Fresno, AAA says regular gasoline goes for $3.03 a gallon, up 18 cents in the last month.
In Merced, it's $3.01, up 17 cents.
And in Visalia, it's $3.05, up 14 cents in a month.
People in all three cities are paying about a $1 gallon more than at this time last year.
Governor Schwarzenegger's budget proposal would cut the state's gas tax and lower prices at the pump, while also taking money away from public transit.